Month: July 2018

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 29, 2018

The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 17/1000 outpatient visits and 5/100 hospitalized patients respectively. Both ILI and SARI samples tested negative for influenza (Figure 1). Fluview Week 29

This was posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 By in Report , .

RCDC Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 14, April – June, 2018

Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC) is pleased to launch its Second Quarterly Surveillance Bulletin for 2018. The aim of the bulletin is to provide insight and regular update on various disease surveillance conducted by Royal Centre for Disease Control to policymakers in the Ministry of Health, health professionals and relevant stakeholders. The current bulletin… [Read more]

This was posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 By in Bulletin .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 28, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strain circulated in the week was Influenza B/Yamagata. The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 14/1000 outpatient visits and 6/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The most laboratory-confirmed affected age group belonged to 5-14 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 28

This was posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 By in Report , .

Quality Assessment of Smear Microscopy for Acid Fast Bacilli in National External Quality Assessment Service for 2017-2018

Direct sputum smear microscopy still remains the most cost-effective tool for diagnosing patients with infectious tuberculosis and monitoring the progress of treatment. The World Health Organization global strategy to fight against tuberculosis relies on a network of laboratories that provide quality sputum microscopy service. Since both diagnosis and treatment monitoring depends on sputum microscopy, providing… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 By in Report .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 27, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strain circulated in the week was Influenza B/Yamagata. The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 15/1000 outpatient visits and 3/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The most laboratory-confirmed affected age group belonged to 15-29 years and 30 – 64 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 27

This was posted on Friday, July 13th, 2018 By in Report , .

National External Quality Assurance Scheme (NEQAS) for HIV/STI : 15th Round (Feb-April 2018)

National External Quality Assessment Scheme (NEQAS) for HIV/STI was introduced in 2006. This program started off in 2006 with 26 participants which later expanded to include most of the laboratories with serological testing facilities across the country. In this round 15, 2018 we have 47 participants. The External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) is one of… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, July 9th, 2018 By in Report .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 26, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strain circulated in the week was Influenza B/Yamagata. The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 34/1000 outpatient visits and 8/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The most laboratory-confirmed affected age group belonged to 5-14 years and 30 – 64 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 26

This was posted on Friday, July 6th, 2018 By in Report , .

Relying on Widal test alone could lead to over diagnosis of typhoid fever: Findings from a records review of febrile patients at Damphu Hospital, Bhutan, 2011-2012

Introduction: The Widal test is widely used in hospitals in Bhutan for diagnosis of typhoid fever. The right test with high sensitivity and specificity supplements clinical judgement and contributes to correct diagnosis of disease. This study focuses on the contribution of the Widal test in the diagnosis of typhoid fever. Methods: Data was collected from… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 By in Publication .

Monthly Epidemiology Report for June 2018

AES cases reported = 5, Laboratory confirmed measles/ rubella: 2, Laboratory confirmed malaria case reported = 1, Foodborne illness outbreak reported = 2, Acute Gastroenteritis outbreaks reported = 3, Influenza outbreak reported = 1. Monthly Epidemiology Report for June 2018

This was posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 By in Report , .