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18 Jun 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati

Other updates

Dengue

  • Nauru: dengue serotype-2 ( confirmed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus Reference and Research Laboratories in Queensland, Australia) outbreak appears to be ending. From January to May there have been 964 cases of which 35 were hospitalised. Of the hospitalised cases 8 had haemorrhagic features. There have been three deaths. Source: Nauru Ministry of Health.

14 Jun 2017 description

New IDB study estimates potential impact on cities and people in low-elevation coastal zones

BELIZE CITY, Belize – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.

11 Jun 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati

Other updates

Dengue

  • Fiji: As of 4 June 2016, there have 1612 cases reported since January this year. Majority of the cases are from the Central and Western Health division. Dengue serotype-2 has been identified in circulation by the Institut Louis Malardé, French Polynesia.

05 Jun 2017 description

Editorial

We have come a long way from when the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came into force, the establishment of the Global Environment Facility, the Kyoto Protocol, the adaptation Fund, recently the Paris agreement and the Green Climate Fund. Yet the same issues and challenges of accessing climate change funds by small islands remain up to day.

04 Jun 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash:Kiribati, French Polynesia

  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia

Other updates

Acute Fever and Rash:

28 May 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash:American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Niue

  • Prolonged fever: Kiribati

Other updates

Dengue

  • New Caledonia: As of 31 May 2017, there have been 3,933 cases since 1 September 2016. Dengue serotype 1, 2 and 3 are in circulation. There have been 10 deaths reported. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

Mumps:

21 May 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Commonwealth of Northern Marianna Is (CNMI), Fiji, French Polynesia, Niue
  • Diarrhoea: CNMI, Niue

Other updates

Dengue

14 May 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Niue, Fiji

  • Diarrhoea: Niue

Other updates

Dengue

  • New Caledonia: As of 3 May 2017, there have been 3,569 cases since 1 September 2016. Dengue serotype 1, 2 and 3 are in circulation. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

11 May 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Other updates:

Dengue

• New Caledonia: As of 3 May 2017, there have been 3,429 cases since 1 September 2016. Dengue serotype 1, 2 and 3 are in circulation. Source: Direction des affaires sanitaires et sociales de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

• Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak appears to be slowing down with 2,838 cases as of 4 May 2017, including 147 (5%) hospitalisations (since Nov 2016). The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Vanuatu MoH

02 May 2017 description

Editorial

Climate Change Matters in this edition celebrates the handing over of the Pacific Greenhouse Gas abatement Programme through renewable Energy (PiGGarEP) projects in Palau and tuvalu. the excellent outcomes from both Palau and tuvalu need to be replicated in other communities and in remote outer islands. it’s at these times that we ask ourselves - “is the pilot approach to building resiliency in the Pacific the best approach? What happens to the many communities and outer islands with similar issues? do they need the same interventions?”.

02 May 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

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

· Influenza-like illness: FSM, Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Dengue

30 Apr 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM),

Other updates

Dengue

  • Fiji reports 913 cases as of 22 April 2017 since 1 January 2017. Majority (>80%) of these cases are from the Western and Central health division; over 105 of the cases required hospitalisation. There has been one death. For further details please refer to PacNet post on 3 May 2017. Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

16 Apr 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM),

  • Influenza-like illness: Vanuatu

  • Prolonged fever: Fiji

Other updates

Dengue

  • Vanuatu: dengue serotype-2 outbreak ongoing with 2,701 cases as of 20 April 2017, including 113 (4%) hospitalisations (since Nov 2016). The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Vanuatu MoH

09 Apr 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM),

  • Influenza-like illness: Vanuatu

  • Prolonged fever: Fiji

Other updates

Mumps

  • Marshall Islands: As of 7 April there have been 329 cases( of which 29 are confirmed) seen since October 2016. The weekly number of cases is increasing. Majority of cases are in the 10-14 years age group. Source: Mumps Situation report 7 April 2017.

Dengue

24 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Tonga

Autres relevés :

Dengue

16 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tokelau, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

· Prolonged fever: Tuvalu

Other updates:

Dengue

· American Samoa has declared a public health emergency following the confirmation of dengue serotype-2 by the Hawaii State laboratory. As of March 9 2017 there have been 179 suspected cases of which 8 were laboratory confirmed cases since 2 November 2017. Source: American Samoa Department of Health.

10 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Îles Mariannes du Nord, Tonga

· Syndrome grippal : États fédérés de Micronésie

Autres relevés :

Dengue

· Les Samoa américaines ont déclaré l’état d’urgence de santé publique suite à la confirmation de la présence du sérotype DENV-2 par le laboratoire d’État de Hawaii. Source : Médias

· On note une augmentation du nombre de cas de dengue signalés aux Fidji où les relevés indiquent une circulation du sérotype DENV-2.

10 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Northern Mariana Islands, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: FSM

Other updates:

Dengue

· American Samoa has declared a public health emergency following the confirmation of dengue serotype-2 by the Hawaii State laboratory. Source: Media

· There is an increase in the number of dengue cases reported in Fiji, dengue serotype-2 has been identified in circulation.