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Current Issue - GWER Volume 3 Week 31 (August 5 2018)

The total all-cause weekly notifiable disease morbidity for Week 31 was 2,561 with one death from Human Rabies and two deaths from meningitis. Influenza-Like Illnesses and Acute watery diarrhoea in persons aged >5 years accounted for 95% of cases reported. (See Figure 1 and Annex 1,). Read more

In this issue


  • Volta Region tops regional list on performance reporting for first time in the year
  • Timeliness and completeness of reporting for all notifiable conditions for the Week were 97.5% and 97.8% respectively

A total of 2,598 cases of Influenza-Like Illnesses (ILI) and 537 Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) have been recorded to date from all 29 sentinel sites across the country. The predominant virus subtype identified in circulation for both ILI and SARI cases was H1N1 (264).

Three cases of H3N2 have been recorded so far with all three cases recorded by the Medical Reception Station in Tamale

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Volta Region tops regional list on performance reporting for first time in the year
  2. Timeliness and completeness of reporting for all notifiable conditions for the Week were 97.5% and 97.8% respectively

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