EPIDEMIOLOGICAL BULLETIN: Weekly/Volume 2/Number 28/ Page 1-10 /July11-17/2016 Etsehiwot Zemelak1, Abrham Lilay1, Emana Alemu1 Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Telephone 0112765340/0112758631 Tall Free 8335/8665, Fax 0112758634, Email: [email protected]
,, Website: www.ephi.gov.et, PO. Box 1242, Swaziland Street, Addis Ababa
Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Completeness and Timeliness rate is 92 2% and 92% - increased by 2% and 1%,, respectively, compared to last week. Acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak is ongoing in six regions: Addis Ababa, Oromia, SNNP, SNNP Amhara and Afar, Ethio-Somali regions. regions A total of 1,206 cases and 9 deaths reported. Since November, 52 woredas and 10 Sub-cities Sub towns affected and a total of 7,565 cases with 37 deaths reported. One suspected Guinea worm case reported from Tirunesh Beijing hospital, investigated and classified as non-compatible. Malaria is increasing since week 19 of 2016 – 3461 cases (9% increment) increment reported compared to last week. A total of 65 dengue fever cases reported from Dire Dawa since July 1, 2016 The national PHEM officers are closely monitoring/Following AWD and other disease outbreaks situations on daily basis. Interventions to tackle AWD outbreak is underway in all affected areas: Surveillance, Case management, health education. Two teams from EPHI/PHEM deployed – one to Jimma and the other to East and West Harerghe and Meiso. Orientation on AWD surveillance and laboratory investigation were given to 24 woreda PHEM officers of North Shoa of Amhara region. I.
This Epidemiological Weekly Bulletin serves to provide key information on public health emergency management activities, and nd summarizes surveillance data and performance on epidemic prone diseases and other public health emergencies. The bulletin mainly includes surveillance data of week 28 of 2016 and daily phone communication, line list reports of outbreaks for week 29 of 2016. It highlights the surveillance completeness and timeliness across the regions, trends of diseases under surveillance, cluster of cases and events, ongoing outbreaks and responses undertaken at all levels in Ethiopia. The numbers of disease specific cases indicated in this issue i of
bulletin are subject to change due to on on-going receiving late surveillance data and retrospective verification and investigation of data from outbreak areas. II.
Surveillance report completeness and timeliness
Completeness: The national completeness ra rate of reports from government health facilities was 992%. Except for Somali and Gambella region all the regions has fulfilled the expected minimum completeness rate for the week. Among the nine regional states and two city administrations eight (73%) of them achieved more than 90% surveillance completeness rate (Figure 1). Wk25
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Figure 1: Regional Surveillance Report Completeness, Week 25-27/2016 Timeliness: In week 28,, the national surveillance timeliness rate was 92% % which is above minimum requirement. From all regional states and city Administrations nine (82%) of them achieved more than 80% surveillance report timeliness (Figure 2).
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Figure 2: Regional Surveillance Report timeliness, Week 25-27/2016 Diseases and conditions
1) Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) National SAM Trend: A total of 4,631 SAM cases were reported in week 28 of 2016 which iss increased by 21 % (802) compared with week 27 of 2016 (Figure