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AVIAN INFLUENZA - Situational Report as on 31/01/08 (MoH&FW press release)

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  • Bharat Dube
    *AVIAN INFLUENZA* *NO HUMANS AFFECTED – SITUATIONAL REPORT * *AS ON 31-1-2008*** Number of affected districts remains the same. A total population of 18.4
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 3, 2008

       

      AVIAN INFLUENZA

      NO HUMANS AFFECTED – SITUATIONAL REPORT

      AS ON 31-1-2008

      Number of affected districts remains the same. A total population of 18.4 lakhs are under surveillance [10.38 lakhs in 0-3 Km area and 8.00 lakhs in 3-10 Km area]. Total number of URI/Fever cases found is 4,006. Rapid Response Teams of the State Govt. and Govt. of India are involved in the activity. No suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected.  

      The district-wise details on surveillance and health related activities in 0-3 Km area and 3-10 Km area around the epicenters are as under:

                Birbhum District 

      Ø                   The surveillance teams are conducting active surveillance in 0-3 Km area and in 3-10 Km Zone in the affected blocks

      Ø                   Out of a population of 3,40,021 in 0-3 Kms of the epicenters in these blocks 3,33,353 have been covered on daily basis.

      Ø                   Out of a population of 5,04,125 in 3-10 Kms of the epicenters 1,80,206 have been covered.

      Ø                   A total of 834 persons [489 in 0-3 Km area and 345 in 3-10 km area] with fever/URI have been detected during surveillance. In the identified hospital 299 cases of fever/URI have reported. No one had exposure history to sick/ dead poultry.

      Ø                   A total of 1269 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] have been medically examined/ followed up and 1 has been found unfit. All are under chemoprophylaxis.

      Ø                   802 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] are involved in surveillance activities and they are also under cover of Tamiflu. 19 hospital staff have been examined.

      Ø                   No suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected  

                South Dinajpur District:  

      Ø                   In 3-10 Km area, survey is conducted in phases. They have covered a population of 16,724. There had been 32 fever/URI cases in 3-10 Km area. None of them had exposure history.

      Ø                   63 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] have been examined. 25 of them are under chemoprophylaxis.

      Ø                   No suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected.

                Murshidabad District: 

      Ø                   A population of 95,260 in 0-3 Km area is under daily surveillance. In 3-10 Km area a population of 80,245 have been covered.

      Ø                   There had been 206 persons with Fever/URI. 16 persons had exposure history.  They are being followed up. They have no signs of lower respiratory tract infection.

      Ø                   97 persons with fever/URI have reported in the hospital.

       

      Ø                   A total of 651 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] and 946 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] and 162 hospital staff have been medically examined. The personnel involved in the containment operations are under the cover of Tamiflu and are under medical supervision.

      Ø                   No suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected

                Nadia District:

      Ø                   In 0-3 km area the teams have covered a population of 1,69,960

      Ø                   In 3-10 Km area the teams have covered a population of 2,51,100

      Ø                   A total of 856 persons [433 in 0-3 Km area and 423 in 3-10 km area] with fever/URI have been detected during surveillance. Seven persons with Fever/ URI had exposure history. They are being followed up.

      Ø                   In the hospital 109 persons with fever/URI have reported and none of them had exposure history. One person had exposure history. Two persons having fever/URI, admitted in the hospital and are under observation.

      Ø                   A total of 1249 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] were examined and they are under chemoprophylaxis. 890 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] and 48 hospital staff have been examined.

      Ø                   No suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected

      ·                     Burdwan District  

      Ø                   In 0-3 km area, out of a total population of 1,64,585 the teams have covered 1,60,585 persons.

      Ø                   In 3-10 Km area, out of total population of 10,42,886 the teams have covered a population of 1,80,320.

      Ø                   There had been 251 persons [178 in 0-3 Km area and 73 in 3-10 Km area] with URI/ Fever. None of them had exposure history

      Ø                   In the hospital 42 persons with fever/URI have reported and none of them had exposure history

      Ø                   A total of 642 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] examined and they are under chemoprophylaxis. 391 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] have been examined.

      Ø                   No suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected  

                Hooghly District  

      Ø                   In 0-3 Km area a population of 30,410 have been covered.

      Ø                   In 0-10 Km area, out of a population of 79,716 the teams have covered 27,953.

      Ø                   A total of 135 persons have been detected [45 in 0-3 km area and 90 in 3-10 km area] with fever/URI with no exposure history.

      Ø                   In the hospital 50 persons with fever/ URI have reported. None of them had exposure history.

      Ø                   A total of 478 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] have been examined and they are under chemoprophylaxis. 114 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] and 28 hospital staff are involved in surveillance activities.  

                Bankura District [As on 30.1.2008]  

      Ø                   Surveillance activity has started in 0-3 Km and 3-10 Km area.

      Ø                   In 0-3 Km area a population of 9200 has been covered

      Ø                   In 3-10 km area a population of 17,671 have been covered

      Ø                   A total of 36 persons have been detected [7 in 0-3 Km area and 29 in 3-10 km area with fever/URI with no exposure history.

      Ø                   A total of 140 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] and they are under chemoprophylaxis. 18 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] and 15 hospital staff have also been medically examined.

      Ø                   In the area under surveillance no suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected  

                 Howrah District  

      Ø                   Surveillance activity has started in 0-3 Km and 3-10 Km area.

      Ø                   In 0-3 Km area a population of 53,487 and in 3-10 Km the teams have covered 57,261.

      Ø                   In 0-3 Km area 13 persons have been found with fever/URI with no exposure history

      Ø                   In the hospital 50 persons with fever/ URI have reported. None of them had exposure history

      Ø                   A total of 511 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] and 213 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] have been examined and are under chemoprophylaxis.  

                Purulia District [As on 30.1.2008]  

      Ø                   Surveillance activity has started in 0-3 Km and 3-10 Km area.

      Ø                   In 0-3 Km area a population of 3,653 and in 3-10 Km the teams have covered 9,180.

      Ø                   63 cases  of fever/URI have been detected [18 in 0-3 Km area and 45 in 3-10 Km area]. None of them had exposure history.

      Ø                   In the hospital 39 persons with fever/ URI have reported. None of them had exposure history.

      Ø                   A total of 140 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] and 16 Health personnel [medical officers, health supervisors and health workers] are involved in containment operations and they are under chemoprophylaxis.

                Malda District

      Ø                   Surveillance activity has started in 0-3 Km and 3-10 Km area.

      Ø                   In 0-3 Km area a population of 33,532 have been covered. In 3-10 Km the teams have covered 45,566.

      Ø                   667 cases of fever/URI have been detected [384 in 0-3 Km area and 283 in 3-10 Km area]. 9 persons had exposure history. They are being followed up.

      Ø                   A total of 440 animal health workers [veterinary surgeon, poultry workers, cullers, spraying workers etc.] The personnel in containment operations are under chemoprophylaxis. 

                States of Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam that share a common border with West Bengal have been instructed to ban and prevent any entry of poultry or poultry related products from West Bengal into these States. Other States have also been put on alert.

                MOHFW has supplied 4,20,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 5000 personal protective equipments, 5000 N-95 masks and 20 ventilators and 150 bottles of Tamiflu syrup.

                A stock of 10,000 Tamiflu and 500 PPE have been sent to the States of Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand.

                The IEC campaign initiated by MOHFW as stated in the earlier reports is continuing. 

                Central RRTs have been deployed to all the districts. Trained Rapid Response teams from Gujarat and Goa have been deployed to the affected areas. The team from Maharashtra has been assigned the task of reviewing the preparedness in the unaffected districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and North Dinajpur.

                The manpower under Pulse-Polio programme supported by WHO has been requested to conduct surveillance for reporting influenza like illness in the districts adjoining affected areas of West Bengal. This includes the bordering districts of Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura and Orissa.

                The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.

      A control room is functioning from the Emergency Medical Relief division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM. The control room number is 23061469. Daily status reports are being web hoisted and could be accessed at www.mohfw.nic.in.

       


      --
      Dr Bharat Dubey
      Consultant,
      Policy Analyisis Unit.KGMU.
      Guest Lecturer,
      MPH,Lucknow University.
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