Month: December 2016

A case report on meningococcal septicaemia in Kalabazaar, Thimphu, November 2016

We report here a case study of meningococcal septicaemia caused by Neisseria meningitidis in Kalabazaar, Thimphu on November 2016. The one-year old patient had no history of contact with any infected individuals in the past two weeks before his onset, neither did he travel anywhere besides his one-storey traditional residence. The patient was hospitalized and… [Read more]

This was posted on Friday, December 30th, 2016 By in Publication, Report .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 51, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in the week 51 was Influenza B. Overall proportion of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 30/ 1000 outpatient visits and 4/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively and the highest cases of ILI was reported at Paro hospital while SARI at Phuntsholing hospital…. [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 By in Report , .

An Outbreak of Aeromonas hydrophila Food Poisoning in Deptsang Village, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, 2016

Background: An outbreak investigation was carried out to determine the cause and confirm the source of food poisoning in Deptsang village for implementing prevention and control measures. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study for the outbreak investigation. Stool specimens were collected from cases to perform culture and antibiogram. The team also inspected the environment… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 By in Publication .

A Novel strain of Shigella species outbreak in a residential school in Pemagatshel, Bhutan, 2012

Background: A cluster of suspected shigellosis was reported from health center in Pemagatshel district to Royal Center for Disease Control on 14th May 2012. The investigation was done to determine the cause and risk factor for the outbreak so that appropriate control and prevention measures can be implemented. Methods: A descriptive study was used for… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 By in Publication .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 50, 2016

No virus was detected from either SARI or ILI samples this week. Overall proportion of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 16/ 1000 outpatient visits and 10/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively and the highest cases of ILI was reported at Paro hospital while SARI at Trashigang hospital. ReadFull

This was posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 49, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in the week 49 was Influenza B. Overall proportion of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 20/ 1000 outpatient visits and 6/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively and the highest cases of ILI was reported at Samdrup Jongkhar hospital while SARI at Samtse… [Read more]

This was posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 48, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in the week 48 was Influenza B. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 13/ 1000 outpatient visits and 8/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively and the highest cases of ILI was reported at Samdrup Jongkhar hospital while SARI at Phuntsholing… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 47, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in the week 47 was Influenza B. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 24/ 1000 outpatient visits and 6/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively and the highest cases of ILI was reported at Samdrup Jongkhar hospital while SARI were at… [Read more]

This was posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 46, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in the week 46 was Influenza B. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 12/ 1000 outpatient visits and 8/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively and the highest cases of ILI and SARI were reported at Paro hospital. RwadFull

This was posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 By in Report , .

FluView_ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 45, 2016

The most predominant virus type found in the sentinel sites in the week 45 was Influenza B. Overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 17/ 1000 outpatient visits and 9/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively and the highest cases of ILI and SARI were reported at Paro hospital. ReadFull

This was posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 By in Report , .