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29 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Tokelau

Other updates:

Chikungunya

23 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute fever and rash: Kiribati
· Diarrhoea: Guam, Tokelau
· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

· As of 20 January 2015, New Caledonia has seen 50 laboratory confirmed cases. For further information please refer to Dr Martine Noel’s PacNet post on 20 January 2015.

23 Jan 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Kiribati
• Diarrhée : Guam, Tokelau
• Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

•Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours auxSamoa américaines , en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie,Samoa et Tokelau.

06 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati

  • Influenza-like illness:Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

  • French Polynesia: As of 21 December 2014, the estimated number of cases of Chikungunya was 51,131 since 10 October 2014. There have been nine deaths.

Dengue

31 Dec 2014 description

Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines

The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.

31 Dec 2014 description

Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific

This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.

31 Dec 2014 description

Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

22 Dec 2014 description

Nine people are now reported to have died from chikungunya in French Polynesia in an outbreak which is estimated to have affected about 40,000 people.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Dec 2014 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Guam, Northern Marianna Islands

  • Influenza-like illness: Palau, Solomon Islands

Other updates

Chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, Samoa and Tokelau.

Cook Islands reports three imported cases (one with travel history to Samoa and two to French Polynesia).

18 Dec 2014 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Palau, Samoa
  • Diarrhoea: Guam, Palau, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Guam, Palau, Solomon Is, Tuvalu
  • Prolonged Fever: Palau, Solomon Is, Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

04 Nov 2014 description

New Caledonia has recorded its first case of chikungunya brought into the territory from French Polynesia.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

21 Oct 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

22 Sep 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacifc Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

As of 3 September 2014 a total of 134 cases of dengue reported in Japan. Local transmision of dengue:

26 Aug 2014 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Malaysia

In the last past weeks, Malaysia has experienced an increase in new dengue cases. As of 16 August:

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 62,860

  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 126

    Philippines

    The Philippines are experiencing a lower level of Dengue than in 2013. As of 2 August (Table 1):

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 41,973

19 Aug 2014 description

Message du Président

L’année écoulée a été synonyme d’avancée pour le PROE, et les Membres comme le Secrétariat peuvent s’enorgueillir à juste titre des progrès et des réalisations accomplis.

19 Aug 2014 description

SPREP launches 2013 Annual Report

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is pleased to advise that the 2013 SPREP Annual Report is now available online. In 2013 SPREP celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the SPREP Treaty, which established the Secretariat as an autonomous body.

Mr David Sheppard, Director General of SPREP explains that there was a lot to celebrate during this anniversary year: