Month: October 2018

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 43, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strains circulated in this week was Influenza A/H3. The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 36/1000 outpatient visits and 5/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The laboratory-confirmed influenza was mostly found in 30-64 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 43

This was posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 By in Report , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 42, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strains circulated in this week was Influenza A/Pdm09. The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 25/1000 outpatient visits and 16/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The laboratory-confirmed influenza was mostly found in 30-64 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 42

This was posted on Friday, October 26th, 2018 By in Report , .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 41, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strains circulated in this week was Influenza A/H3. The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 25/1000 outpatient visits and 10/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The laboratory-confirmed influenza was mostly found in 5-14 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 41

This was posted on Friday, October 26th, 2018 By in Report , .

The Burden of Influenza-Associated Respiratory Hospitalizations in Bhutan, 2015-2016

Background: Influenza burden estimates help provide evidence to support influenza prevention and control programs. In this study, we estimated influenza-associated respiratory hospitalization rates in Bhutan, a country considering influenza vaccine introduction. Methods: Using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction laboratory results from severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) surveillance, we estimated the proportion of respiratory hospitalizations… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 By in Publication .

RCDC Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 15, July – September, 2018

Royal Centre for Disease Control (RCDC) is pleased to launch its Third 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 Monday, October 22nd, 2018 By in Bulletin .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 40, 2018

The predominant seasonal Influenza strains circulated in this week were Influenza A/H3 and Influenza A/Pdm09. The overall incidence of Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) were 25/1000 outpatient visits and 12/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The laboratory-confirmed influenza was mostly found in 5-14 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 40

This was posted on Friday, October 12th, 2018 By in Report , .

Distribution of influenza virus types by age using case-based global surveillance data from twenty-nine countries, 1999-2014

Background: Influenza disease burden varies by age and this has important public health implications. We compared the proportional distribution of different influenza virus types within age strata using surveillance data from twenty-nine countries during 1999-2014 (N=358,796 influenza cases). Methods: For each virus, we calculated a Relative Illness Ratio (defined as the ratio of the percentage… [Read more]

This was posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 By in Publication .

FluView-ILI & SARI Surveillance Report for Week 39, 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 48/1000 outpatient visits and 12/100 hospitalized patients respectively. The laboratory-confirmed influenza was mostly found in 2-4 years age group (Figure 1). Fluview Week 39

This was posted on Friday, October 5th, 2018 By in Report , .

Monthly Epidemiology Report for September 2018

Three AES cases: Two were reported from JDWNRH and one from MRRH. All three cases were in the age group of 1-11 months. Three cases of Bacterial meningitis: two from JDWNRH and one reported from MRRH was expired in hospital. Twenty-three suspected measles /rubella cases were reported: One tested positive for rubella from Sarpang. Six… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 By in Report , .

National External Quality Assurance Scheme: 16th Round (August-October 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 47 participants in the 15th round to include most of the laboratories with serological testing facilities across the country. The External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) is one of the most… [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 By in Report .