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13 Jun 2016 description

13 June 2016, Suva, Fiji - The Government of Fiji and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) today signed a Host Country Agreement, formalising the establishment of a SPREP office in Fiji. Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and SPREP Director General Kosi Latu signed the agreement in Suva today.

13 Jun 2016 description

Nicaragua - Earthquake
• An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in the department of Chinandega (north-western Nicaragua) on 10 June at 3.25 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 17 km east of Puerto Morazan and 114 km north-west of the capital city Managua. USGS PAGER estimated that 19 000 people were exposed to "Very Strong" and 268 000 to "Strong" shaking.
• As of 10 June, there have been no reports of damage or casualties.

12 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu
Influenza-like Illness: Fiji

Other updates

Influenza

  • Fiji: Increased Influenza-like illness cases reported for week ending 5 June 2016.

Zika virus

  • American Samoa: As of 2 June 2016, there have been 654 cases of which 23 were laboratory confirmed (including 12 pregnant). For further details please refer to PacNet post by Fesili Foifua on 4 June 2016.

Yellow Fever

09 Jun 2016 description

 As of 8 June 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 46 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

09 Jun 2016 description

Why a regional focus model?

A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

08 Jun 2016 description

New report on tackling climate threats to Pacific Island food security

Climate impacts in the Pacific Islands, a region dependent on fishing and small-scale farming for sustenance, are set to intensify pressure on food security, according to a new report published today on World Oceans Day.

But innovative, participatory approaches may help policy makers navigate possible future scenarios in order to develop the right policy responses.

03 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats.

This issue covers the period 29 May - 4 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.

03 Jun 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

  • Syndrome grippal : Fidji

Autres relevés :

Grippe

  • Fidji : Un nombre accru de cas de syndrome grippal a été enregistré au cours de la semaine qui s’est achevée le 29 mai 2016.

Chikungunya

02 Jun 2016 description
  • As of 1 June 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

  • 46 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

  • 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

02 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: Fiji

Other updates:

Influenza

· Fiji: Increased Influenza-like illness cases reported for week ending 29 May 2016.

Chikungunya

· One imported case with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR, (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 21/05/16–27/05/16. From 20 February to 27 May 2016 there have been 9 imported cases with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR.

Conjunctivitis

27 May 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

  • Syndrome grippal : Nouvelle-Calédonie

  • Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Virus Zika

26 May 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: New Caledonia

· Prolonged Fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus