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23 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute fever and rash: Kiribati
· Diarrhoea: Guam, Tokelau
· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

· As of 20 January 2015, New Caledonia has seen 50 laboratory confirmed cases. For further information please refer to Dr Martine Noel’s PacNet post on 20 January 2015.

23 Jan 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Kiribati
• Diarrhée : Guam, Tokelau
• Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

•Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours auxSamoa américaines , en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie,Samoa et Tokelau.

20 Jan 2015 description

Samoa's Director General of Health says the country is finally seeing a decrease in the number of the Chikungunya virus infections.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

16 Jan 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:
* Diarrhée: Niue
* Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya *des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, en Polynésie française, Samoa et Tokelau.

· Samoa: 4.289 cas ont été signalés depuis le 11 janvier 2015. Pour plus d'informations veuillez vous référer à la mise à jour postée sur PacNet par Dr Tile Ah Leong-Lui le 14 janvier 2015.

Dengue

14 Jan 2015 description

In this Issue

Featured Stories

  • Africa-Zambia
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  • Latin America & Caribbean-Honduras

Featured Resources

  • New Project Videos
  • Pakistan: A Journey Through the Glaciers
  • Tokelau: Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change-Vital Health

Events

14 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Samoa

In week 1 of 2015, period ending 4th January 2015, the Pacific Syndromic Surveillance flagged the following syndromes:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

  • Diarrhoea: Tokelau and Samoa

  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa and Palau

  • Prolonged Fever: French Polynesia and Tonga

14 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Samoa

Over 25 weeks, we have seen a total of 4,289 cases (as of 11th January 2015). Attack rate of 22.8 per 1,000.

2.3% of Samoa’s population have been infected (only those that present to the hospitals).

There has been a sustained decline in the number of cases over the past weeks.

CONTROL MEASURES

  • Multi - media awareness programs are continuing, with emphasis on source reduction

  • Targeted vector control is also continuing, with resistance surveys planned for 2015

09 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia
  • Diarrhoea: Tokelau
  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Palau
  • Prolonged Fever: French Polynesia, Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, Samoa and Tokelau.

Dengue

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in French Polynesia.

Measles

06 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati

  • Influenza-like illness:Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

  • French Polynesia: As of 21 December 2014, the estimated number of cases of Chikungunya was 51,131 since 10 October 2014. There have been nine deaths.

Dengue

31 Dec 2014 description

Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines

The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.

31 Dec 2014 description

Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific

This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.

31 Dec 2014 description

Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Dec 2014 description

Physical Exposure to Drought

Drought is a phenomenon that affects more people globally than any other natural hazard. Unlike aridity, which refers to a semi-permanent condition of low precipitation (desert regions), drought results from the accumulated effect of deficient precipitation over a prolonged period of time.

The units used in this product refer to the expected average annual population (2010 as the year of reference) exposed (inhabitants). The dataset includes an estimate of the annual physical exposure to drought. It is based on three sources:

31 Dec 2014 description

Tropical Storm Risk Zones

This map was derived from the Munich Reinsurance Company's World Map of Natural Hazards and shows tropical storm intensity based on the five wind speeds of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

22 Dec 2014 description

Nine people are now reported to have died from chikungunya in French Polynesia in an outbreak which is estimated to have affected about 40,000 people.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International.

22 Dec 2014 description

Health authorities in American Samoa are reminding people travelling over the Christmas holidays to be vigilant and protect themselves against the chikungunya virus.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Dec 2014 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Guam, Northern Marianna Islands

  • Influenza-like illness: Palau, Solomon Islands

Other updates

Chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, Samoa and Tokelau.

Cook Islands reports three imported cases (one with travel history to Samoa and two to French Polynesia).

18 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • General inflation in the region continued to slow, falling to 3.7 percent from 3.8 percent, while food price inflation was unchanged.

  • Nominal rice prices rose 7.7 percent in South Asia in October.

  • In Afghanistan retail prices for wheat and wheat flour fell by a respective 2 percent and 4.9 percent in expectation of an above-average harvest.

  • Rice prices in India rose 18 percent year-on-year.