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    From Week 6 IDSP report released today: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/062019.pdf

    BH/PAC/2019/02/060 Bihar West Champaran
    (Bettiah) Measles 245 cases 07 fatalities 15-12-18 Under
    Surveillance
    A total of 25 cases of fever with rash, cough
    coryza, conjunctivitis reported from Village
    Jogapatti, PHC Jogapatti, APHC Nawalpur in 2nd
    week (week ending 13th January 2019). Further a
    total of 220 cases and 7 deaths were reported.
    District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to
    house survey done. Affected children were less
    than 15yrs of age. 7 deaths occurred in 4 female
    and 4 male children. (sic) All the deaths occurred in
    children’s less than 7yrs of age group. Out of 5
    blood samples collected and sent to Microbiology
    Department, PMCH Patna; 3 samples was
    positive for Measles (IgM ELISA). All children
    were unimmunized for measles vaccine. All cases
    treated symptomatically. Health education given
    regarding isolation of cases and personal hygiene.

    Week 5: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/052019.pdf

    BH/PAC/2019/05/0129 Bihar
    West Champaran
    (Bettiah)
    Suspected
    Measles
    35 00 16-01-19 Under Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village Chanpatiya , Ward No 06. PHC
    Chanpatia, Block Chanpatiya. District RRT investigated the
    outbreak. House to house survey done. The History of fever
    and rashes has been reported from Chanpatiya, West
    Champaran. Total 35 cases reported in which all of them
    belongs to under 15year age group. Immunization status
    unknown. The affected community belongs to low socio
    economic group and having unhygienic practices. Five blood
    and two urine samples have been collected and send to
    Microbiology department (Lab.), PMCH Patna.

    BH/PAC/2019/05/0130
    Bihar
    West Champaran (Bettiah)
    Suspected
    Measles
    16 00 20-01-19 Under Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village Line Parsa, HSC Baura Sitka,
    PHC Sikta. District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to
    house survey done. Total 16 cases reported in which most of
    them belongs to under 15 year age group. The affected
    community belongs to low socio economic group and having
    unhygienic practices. The active case search has been done.
    The symptomatic treatment done. Vitamin A tablets
    supplementation given. Five blood and two urine samples
    collected and sent to Microbiology department (Lab.), PMCH
    Patna All cases treated symptomatically. Health education
    given

    Week 3: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/032019.pdf

    BH/MBN/2019/03/0067 Bihar Madhubani Measles 06 00 10-01-19 18-01-19
    Under Control
    Cases reported from Village Birdipur, SC
    Sohraul, PHC Benipatti. District RRT
    investigated the outbreak. House to house survey
    done. Affected cases were between 04-09 years
    of age. Out of 5 serum sample collected and sent
    to WHO Lab, PMCH Patna, 4 samples were
    positive for Measles (IgM ELISA). All cases
    treated symptomatically. Health education given.

    BH/PAC/2019/03/0068 Bihar W. Champaran Measles? 12 01 15-01-19 20-01-19
    Under Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village/PHC Chanpatiya,
    SC Puraina Osaiya, Mir Miya Ka Tola. District
    RRT investigated the outbreak. House to house
    survey done. 05 serums and 02 urine samples
    collected and sent to Microbiology Department
    (Lab), PMCH Patna, result awaited. Vitamin A
    supplementation given to all cases. Health
    education given

    BH/MBN/2019/03/0079 Bihar Madhubani Measles 08 cases 01 fatality 27-12-18
    Under Control
    Cases reported from Village Asrathpur, SC Kakraul, PHC
    Rahika. District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to
    house survey done. All the affected cases were between11
    months to 8 years. Out of 4 serum samples collected and sent
    to PMCH, Patna; 3 samples were positive for Measles (IgM
    ELISA). IEC done regarding isolation of cases.

    BH/NAW/2019/03/0080 Bihar Nawada Measles? 06 00 28-12-18 Under
    Control
    Cases reported from Village Gonawa, PHC/BLOCK Sadar.
    District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to house
    survey done. Cases presented symtoms with fever with rash
    cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes reported in children of age
    group 6 months- 7yrs. 2 children had history of prior measles
    vaccination. 4 blood samples collected and sent to PMCH
    Microbiology Department Patna, result awaited. Community
    was sensitized to complete routine immunization of their
    children.

    BH/PAC/2019/03/0081 Bihar W. Champaran Measles 28 00 20-12-18 Under
    Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village Bhasahya, Srpat, Negar, PHC
    Pipras. District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to
    house survey done. 5 blood samples collected and sent to
    Microbiology Lab PMCH, Patna; result awaited. All cases
    were treated symptomatically. Health education given
    regarding isolation of cases

    Week 2: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/022019.pdf

    BH/SMP/2019/02/044 Bihar Samastipur Measles 20 00 14-12-18 12-01-19 Under
    Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village Amripur, PHC
    Morwa, Block Morwa. District RRT investigated
    the outbreak. House to house survey done. All
    the cases presented symptoms with fever with
    rash, cough, cold and conjunctivitis. Affected
    cases were between 10yrs to 35yrs of age group.
    5 blood samples and 2 urine samples were
    collected and sent to Microbiology Department
    (Lab.), PMCH Patna; result awaited. Community
    was sensitized to complete routine
    immunization. All cases treated
    symptomatically. Health education given.

    BH/AKL/2019/02/045 Bihar Saharsa Measles 06 00 11-01-19 12-01-19 Under
    Control
    Cases reported from Village/PHC Banma Ithasi,
    Block Banma. District RRT investigated the
    outbreak. Active search of cases done. All cases
    treated symptomatically. Health education given.

    BH/BHJ/2019/02/057 Bihar Bhojpur Measles 167 cases 04 fatalities 01-01-19 Under
    Surveillance
    Cases of fever with rash, cough, cold and conjunctivitis
    reported from Villages Chaktola, Kothua, Karbaniya, Faraura,
    SC Taar, PHC Piro. District RRT investigated the outbreak. .
    House to house survey done. All the cases were children aged
    between 12 months - 17yrs of age. 5 blood samples, 5 urine
    samples and 5 throat samples were collected and sent to
    PMCH; all the samples were positive for Measles (IgM
    ELISA). All cases treated symptomatically. Vitamin A
    supplementation provided to affected children. Community
    was sensitized to complete routine immunization to their
    children. Health education given regarding isolation.

    BH/BUX/2019/02/058 Bihar Buxar Measles 06 00 05-01-19 Under
    Control
    Cases of fever with rash were reported from Village
    Brahamtola, SC Tikapokhar, PHC/Block Nawanagar. District
    RRT investigated the outbreak. House to house survey done.
    Affected children were in the age group 3 to 7 years. Blood
    samples collected; result awaited. All cases treated
    symptomatically. Vitamin A supplementation given to all the
    cases. Health education given.

    MH/AKL/2019/02/059 (sic) Bihar Purnia Measles 06 00 08-01-19
    Under
    Control
    Cases reported from Village Bhokhari, PHC/Block Amour.
    District RRT investigated the outbreak. Active search of cases
    done. Affected children were in the age group between 1.5yrs
    to 10yrs of age. 3 blood samples were collected and sent to
    Microbiology department (Lab.), PMCH Patna; result
    awaited. All cases treated symptomatically. Health education
    given.

    BH/PAC/2019/02/060 Bihar
    West
    Champaran
    (Bettiah)
    Measles 25 00 15-12-18 Under
    Surveillance
    Cases of fever with rash were reported from Village Jogapatti,
    PHC Donwar, Piparpatti (Pathan Tola). District RRT
    investigated the outbreak. House to house survey done.
    Affected children were less than 15yrs of age. Out of 5 blood
    samples were collected and sent to Microbiology department
    (Lab.), PMCH Patna, 1 sample was positive for Measles (IgM
    ELISA). Most of children were unimmunized for measles
    vaccine. All cases treated symptomatically. Health education
    given.

    BH/PAC/2019/02/061 Bihar
    West
    Champaran
    (Bettiah)
    Measles 06 00 20-12-18 Under
    Control
    Cases reported from Village Sikta, PHC Sikta, Bhawanipur.
    District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to house
    survey done. All the cases presented symptoms with fever
    with rash, cough, cold and conjunctivitis. Out of 5 blood
    samples were collected and sent to Microbiology department
    (Lab.), PMCH Patna, 1 sample was positive for Measles (IgM
    ELISA). Children below 15yr of age group were affected.
    Most of children were unimmunized. All cases treated
    symptomatically. Health education given

    Week 1: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/012019.pdf

    BH/SUP/2019/01/01 Bihar Supaul Measles 05 00 02-01-19 06-01-19 Under
    Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village Ward no 28,
    Musahari tola. District RRT investigated the
    outbreak. House to house survey done. All
    cases treated symptomatically. Health education
    given.

    BH/MBN/2019/01/21 Bihar Madhubani
    Provisional
    Measles
    11 00 01-12-18 Under
    Control
    Cases reported from Village/HSC Kamalpur, PHC
    Khutauna. District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to
    house survey done. All the affected cases were in age group
    11 month to 6 years of age. Out of five serums sample
    collected and send to PMCH, result awaited. All cases
    provided treatment. Health education given.

    BH/NAW/2019/01/22 Bihar Nawada Measles 21 00 28-12-18 Under
    Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village Jasat, Koriona, PHC/Block
    Pakribarawan & Gobinpur respectively. District RRT
    investigated the outbreak. House to house survey done.
    Fever with cough coria conjunctivitis & tiny white spots
    with bluish-white centers on a red background found inside
    the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek ( Koplik spots)
    reported among 21 children of age group 8 months till
    18yrs. 10 blood samples collected and sent at microbiology
    department Patna, result awaited. All cases treated
    symptomatically. Health education given.

    BH/NAW/2019/01/24 Bihar Nawada Measles 18 00 19
    -12
    -18 Under
    Control
    Cases reported from Village Deora, PHC/Block Akbarpur.
    District RRT investigated the outbreak. House to house
    survey done. Mild fever with skin rash including dry cough,
    runny nose & inflamed eyes reported in 14 children of age
    group 8months
    - 8yrs. 5 blood samples collected and sent to
    microbiology department Patna. Result awaited. District
    rapid response team including DIO& Epidemiologist with
    block medical team visited the spot& investigated the
    outbreak. Active surveillance carried out .During the survey
    5 more cases found. Vitamin A given to affected children.
    All villagers were sensitized to complete routine
    immunization to their children. All cases treated
    symptomatically. Health education given.

    BH/PAC/2019/01/25 Bihar
    West
    Champaran
    (Bettiah)
    Measles 14 00 22
    -12
    -18 Under
    Surveillance
    Cases reported from Village Poojahan, Gadiyani (Bada &
    Chota), PHC/HSC Bairiya. District RRT investigated the
    outbreak. House to house survey done. The history of fever
    and rashes has been reported from Gadiyani, HSC Poojahan,
    PHC Bairiya, and West Champaran. Total 14 cases reported
    in which most of them belongs to under 15 year age group.
    The affected community belongs to low socio economic
    group. Five blood samples collected and sent to
    Microbiology department PMCH Patna. RRT investigated
    the outbreak. The active case search has been done. Most of
    children not immunized with measles vaccine. Health
    education given
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