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28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

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

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

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

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

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

22 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Tonga

22nd April, 2016: Tropical Cyclone “AMOS” (Category 2) was located about 470km Northwest of Niuafo’ou at 7am this morning moving East at about 4knots. Estimated average winds near the centre is 50-70knots. Tropical Cyclone “AMOS” is still intensifying and on its current track, the Cyclone is expected to reach Category 3 strength by 7am Saturday (23rd) and lie about 300km north of Niuafo’ou or about 385km North Northwest of Niuatoputapu.

22 Apr 2016 description
report Government of Tonga

21st April, 2016 Tropical Cyclone “AMOS” (Category 1) was located about 565km Northwest of Niuafo’ou at 7am this morning moving West Northwest at 6knots. Estimated average winds near the centre is 35-50knots. Tropical Cyclone “AMOS” is currently intensifying slowly and on its current track, the Cyclone is expected to reach Category 2 and start moving east tomorrow (Friday 22 April 2016) and then turn Southeast thereafter toward the Niuas and Samoa.

21 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

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

  • 17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

15 Apr 2016 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Note and About Us

Training and capacity building for a future filled with clean water - PIGGAREP+ in Tonga

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere spike

February heatwave brought Tonga’s hottest day on record

El Niño Update: El Niño weakens but sectoral impacts remain

Making climate change adaptation in Kiribati understandable to all

Pacific iCLIM project team meets for 2016

SPREP honoured by UNFCCC for ’Green’ side event

14 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 13 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 64 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.  17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

Person-to-person transmission: 

08 Apr 2016 description

FIJI, TONGA
• TC ZENA continued moving east-southeast weakening. On 7 April at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 180 km south-west of the island of Eua (Tonga) and it had max. sust. wind speed of 65 km/h.
• Over the next 48 h it is forecast to continue moving eastsoutheast weakening further and dissipating. Locally heavy rain and strong winds may affect several parts of Tonga, as well as the southern Lau group of islands (Fiji) over the next 24 h.

07 Apr 2016 description

This is the fourth and final OCHA Flash Update on Category 1 TC Zena.