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06 Dec 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)
As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

01 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu- As of 30 November there have been 10 suspected cases of which 7 tested NS1 or IgM positive with the Standard Diagnostic’s Dengue Duo rapid diagnostic test (RDT). Samples have been sent to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research laboratory , New Zealand for confirmatory testing. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

29 Nov 2016 description

Torrential rain in New Caledonia has forced about 200 people along the main island's east coast to move to emergency accommodation.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

29 Nov 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

28 Nov 2016 description

The authorities in New Caledonia have called off the search for the three people still missing after Tuesday's landslide near Houailou.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

25 Nov 2016 description

Relief teams in New Caledonia have managed to restore most of the water and power supply systems in flood-affected areas of the east coast.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

24 Nov 2016 description

Jamie Tahana RNZI Journalist

Five people are dead and three people are still missing after flooding and landslides in New Caledonia which the territory's president described as a catastrophe not seen since the 19th century.

Read more on Radio New Zealand

23 Nov 2016 description

The search has resumed in New Caledonia for three people still missing after heavy rain and landslides.

Read more on Radio New Zealand.

23 Nov 2016 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days causing floods. Approx. 81 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Ile art (Belep island, New Caledonia) over 19 - 20 November.

  • National authorities reported that, as of 22 November early morning (UTC), three people have been killed, five have gone missing and six have been injured in Houailou (North province).

  • Over the next 24 h locally heavy rain may affect most of the country.

22 Nov 2016 description

M. Bernard CAZENEUVE, Ministre de l’intérieur, et Mme Ericka BAREIGTS, Ministre des Outre-Mer, font part de leur vive émotion après que des glissements de terrain dus à de fortes précipitations ont entraîné le décès de quatre personnes, dont deux enfants, dans deux communes de l’est de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Quatre personnes sont toujours portées disparues, dont un enfant, et six blessés ont été pris en charge par les secours.

Les ministres témoignent de leur entier soutien et de leur compassion à l’ensemble des proches des victimes.

22 Nov 2016 description

Reports from New Caledonia say 11 people are missing after heavy rain.

Read the full report on Radio New Zealand International

17 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

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 week:

o Argentina and Guadeloupe

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

17 Nov 2016 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands · Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tonga · Prolonged fever: Palau, Solomon Islands

Other update:

Solomon Islands

· A total of 2, 760 cases were of suspected cases have been reported in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Isabel, Choiseul, Makira & Temotu (528 cases since the last report) from epidemiological week 33-44 (15 August -6 November).

10 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o Montserrat, Palau

 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 week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

04 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

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 week:

o Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Viet Nam

03 Nov 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)
As of 31 August 2016, there were 850 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

02 Nov 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 30 September 2016, there were 1,482 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

27 Oct 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

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 week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None