Month: March 2018

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 12, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strain circulated in this week was Influenza A/H3. The overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 60/1000 outpatient visits and 7/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The most laboratory-confirmed affected age group belonged to 5-14 years old (Figure 1). Fluview week 12

This was posted on Friday, March 30th, 2018 By in Report , .

Measles Outbreak among Nomadic Population with Low Herd Immunity in an Eastern District of Bhutan, 2016

During September-November 2016, a number of measles cases were reported from Trashigang District, Bhutan. The outbreak was investigated to determine epidemiological characteristics and risk factors, and recommend control measures. Hospital records of measles cases were reviewed. An active case finding was conducted in the affected communities and schools. Vaccination records were also reviewed. A case-control… [Read more]

This was posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 By in Publication , , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 11, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strain circulated in this week was Influenza A/H3. The overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 29/1000 outpatient visits and 8/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The most laboratory-confirmed affected age group belonged to 5-14 years old (Figure 1). Fluview Week 11

This was posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 By in Report , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 10, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strain circulated in this week was Influenza A/H3. The overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 26/1000 outpatient visits and 7/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The most laboratory-confirmed affected age group belonged to 5-14 and 3-64 years old (Figure 1). Fluview week 10

This was posted on Monday, March 19th, 2018 By in Report , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 9, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strain circulated in this week was Influenza A/H3. The overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 27/1000 outpatient visits and 4/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The most laboratory-confirmed affected age group belonged to 3–64 years old (Figure 1). Fluview week 9

This was posted on Monday, March 19th, 2018 By in Report , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 8, 2018

The overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 36/1000 outpatient visits and 6/100 hospitalized patients respectively. None of the respiratory specimens were positive for influenza virus (Figure 1). Fluview week 8

This was posted on Monday, March 19th, 2018 By in Report , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 7, 2018

The predominant circulating Influenza virus was Influenza A/H3. The overall incidence of Influenza-like-illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 23/1000 outpatient visits and 6/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The laboratory-confirmed Influenza viruses were detected mostly in the age-group 2-4 years and 30-64 years among ILI cases. No SARI samples were positive for Influenza virus… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, March 19th, 2018 By in Report , .

Monthly Epidemiology Report for February 2018

Four cases of bacterial meningitis with one death were reported from JDWNRH. The two cases were under five years of age while one case was 62 years old referred from Gidakom Hospital. A total of six suspected measles cases were reported during the month of February 2018. Of these, three were cases reported from JDWNRH… [Read more]

This was posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 By in Report .