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28 Apr 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Palau, Tokelau, Wallis & Futuna

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, New Caledonia

· Prolonged fever: American Samoa

Other updates:

Chikungunya

26 Apr 2016 description

Climate change heightens Pacific island countries’ vulnerability, according to a new report by WHO

Ensuring a health-in-all-policies approach, health considerations should be incorporated into national policies and plans relevant to climate change

25 Apr 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Niue, Tokelau

  • Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, Tokelau, Nouvelle-Calédonie

Autres relevés :

Chikungunya

22 Apr 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Niue, Tokelau

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, Tokelau, New Caledonia

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Two imported case with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR, (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 09/04/16–15/04/16. Since 20 February to 15 April 2016 there have been 7 imported cases with travel history to Fiji.

Zika virus

22 Apr 2016 description

Tropical Cyclone Amos is expected to strengthen to a category three storm as it passes just north of Wallis during the night.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

03 Apr 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji

· Diarrhoea: American Samoa,Fiji, Northern Mariana Islands,

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia

· Prolonged fever: Fiji, Vanuatu

Other updates:

Zika virus

29 Mar 2016 description

Bridging the science of Meteorological Services with Pacific island communities to help them understand the technical aspects of weather related forecasts is just one of the many goals at the core of a project implemented across 14 Pacific islands.

27 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands

· Prolonged fever: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

20 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa

· Prolonged fever: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna

Other updates:

Zika virus

· On 22 March, American Samoa reported 385 suspected cases of Zika virus infection and 14 confirmed cases, including 6 pregnant women. Source: Media

Conjunctivitis

· Increasing number of cases reported particularly from the Central health division of Fiji. Source: Media

18 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Tonga: As of 6 March there have been 2173 cases since 1 January 2016. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. For further information, please refer to Dr Seini Kupu’s PacNet post on 14 March 2016

09 Mar 2016 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño has passed its peak but it remains strong and will continue to influence the global climate. It is expected to weaken in the coming months and fade away during the second quarter of 2016. The World Meteorological Organization states that models indicate a return to an El Niño neutral state during the second quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, strong El Niño conditions are quite likely through March-April. It is too early to predict if there will then be a swing to La Niña (the opposite of El Niño).

03 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like Illness: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Nauru, Northern Marianna Islands, Samoa.

· Prolonged fever: Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Winston

01 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau, Tokelau

· Influenza-like Illness: : Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Solomon Islands

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands

· Prolonged fever: Tuvalu


Other updates:



Tropical Cyclone Winston

19 Feb 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

· Influenza-like Illness: Solomon Islands

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Samoa

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

19 Feb 2016 description

Niue's police chief says they are relieved that the island appears to have escaped unscathed from Cyclone Winston.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

19 Feb 2016 description

SITUATION

• TC WINSTON is currently moving towards west. On 18 February at 6.00 UTC it had max. sustained winds of 176 km/h and its center was located approx. 275 km northwest of Niue and 300 km northeast of Vava'u islands (Tonga).

18 Feb 2016 description
  • On 18 February at 0.00 (UTC), TC WINSTON had max. sustained winds of 194 km/h and its centre was located approx. 230 km northwest of Niue and 330 km northeast of Vava'u islands (Tonga).
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move west-southwest, strengthening. Its centre may pass approx. 80-100 km north of Vava'u on 19 February, with max. sustained winds of 210-220 km/h.
18 Feb 2016 description

Cyclone Winston has turned back towards Tonga's northern islands and has intensified into a category four storm.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

17 Feb 2016 description

Destruction left behind by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Vava'u last night has exceeded damages caused by Tropical Cyclone Ula last month, reports Radio & TV Tonga News.

The agriculture sector in the outer islands of Vava’u, Ha’apai and Niuas bore the brunt of the Tropical Cyclone Winston.

In Vava'u, over 80 percent of homes were partially damaged from the heavy rain.