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24 Feb 2017 description

The “Pacific Islands Meteorological Services in Action” Compendium which was compiled by SPREP-FINPAC Project in partnership with World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Climate and Oceans Support Programme for the Pacific (COSPPac) and Environment and Climate Change Canada is a result of a first “writeshop” for climate services in the Pacific.

23 Feb 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Vanuatu

· Influenza-like illness: Niue

· Prolonged fever: Vanuatu

Other updates:

Dengue

· Solomon Islands: As of 12 February 2017 there have been 10,498 cases across all ten (10) provinces since August 2016. A total of 2,917 rapid diagnostic tests (Dengue duo Standard Diagnostics) have been conducted from Week 33, 2016 to Week 6, 2017 and 1,276 (44%) were positive either NS1 or IgM.

15 Feb 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :


· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie

· Fièvre prolongée : Niue


Autres relevés :


Dengue

09 Feb 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia

· Prolonged fever: Niue

Other updates:

Dengue

· Solomon Islands: As of 29 January 2017 there have been 9,699 cases across all ten (10) provinces since August 2016. A total of 2,566 rapid diagnostic tests (Dengue duo Standard Diagnostics) have been conducted from Week 33, 2016 to Week 4, 2017 and 1109 (43%) were positive either NS1 or IgM.

06 Feb 2017 description

Highlights: FNS Distribution

  • Seven atolls/islands severely affected by the 2016 drought received a three month supply of supplemental food assistance (SFA) supplied by the U.S. Food Nutrition Service (FNS). The SFA was distributed to communities in Maloelap, Wotje, Mejit, Ailuk, Arno (Rearlaplap), Wotho and Kwajalein. The distributions began on October 21st and ended on November 17, 2016.
06 Feb 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : Tonga, États fédérés de Micronésie · Fièvre prolongée : Polynésie française

Autre relevés :

Dengue

· Vanuatu : l’épidémie de dengue (sérotype DENV-2) se poursuit, avec 1 241 cas recensés au 2 février 2017 (depuis novembre 2016). En moyenne, 200 nouveaux cas hebdomadaires ont été rapportés au cours des 5 dernières semaines. Source : ministère de la Santé de Vanuatu.

• Nouvelle-Calédonie : au 1er février 2017, on recensait 524 cas depuis le 1er septembre 2016.

02 Feb 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks:

o None

02 Feb 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia

· Prolonged fever: French Polynesia

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak ongoing with 1,241 cases as of 2 February 2017 (since Nov 2016). An average of 200 new cases have been reported per week for the past five weeks. Source: Vanuatu MoH

27 Jan 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie · Syndrome grippal : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Dengue

Vanuatu : l’épidémie de dengue (sérotype DENV-2) se poursuit, avec 1 061 recensés au 26 janvier 2017 (depuis novembre 2016). En moyenne, 200 nouveaux cas hebdomadaires ont été rapportés au cours des 4 dernières semaines. Source : ministère de la Santé de Vanuatu.

26 Jan 2017 description

Dengue

· Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak ongoing with 1,061 cases as of 26 January 2017 (since Nov 2016). An average of 200 new cases have been reported per week for the past four weeks: Vanuatu Ministry of Health

· New Caledonia – As of 26 January 2017 there have been 431 cases since 1 Sep 2016. The number of cases reported is increasing; 62% of the cases occurring in January. Dengue serotype-1 has been confirmed. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

Hepatitis A

25 Jan 2017 description

In a decisive move to combat the effects of climate change and disasters, Pacific Leaders endorsed the world's first ever integrated regional framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters at the annual Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) late last year.

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None