Month: June 2017

Paratyphoid Fever Outbreak in an apartment building of Changzamtog, Thimphu, Bhutan, June 2017

Salmonella enterica is the leading cause of community-acquired bloodstream infection in low and middle income countries (1). Salmonella enterica serovar paratyphi B causes two clinical syndromes: paratyphoid fever and self limited gastroenteritis (2). It is predominantly transmitted through water or food contaminated with feces. The risk for infection is high with poor sanitation and lack… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 By in Report .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 24, 2017

The predominant Influenza strain circulated in this week was Influenza B/Victoria. However; overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 38/ 1000 outpatient visits and 7/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively. ReadFull

This was posted on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 By in Report , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 23, 2017

The predominant Influenza strain circulated in this week was Influenza B/Victoria. However; overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 45/ 1000 outpatient visits and 7/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively Read Full

This was posted on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 By in Report , , .

Performance and user acceptance of the Bhutan febrile and malaria information system: report from a pilot study

Over the last decade, Bhutan has made substantial progress in controlling malaria. The country is now in an elimination phase, aiming to achieve no locally transmitted malaria by 2018. However, challenges remain and innovative control strategies are needed to overcome these. The evaluation and user acceptance of a robust surveillance tool applicable for informing malaria… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 By in Publication , , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 21, 2017

The predominant Influenza strains that circulated in this week were Influenza A/pdm 09. However; overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 38/ 1000 outpatient visits and 12/ 100 hospitalized patients respectively. ReadFull

This was posted on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 By in Report , .