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17 Jan 2017 description

By Simon Nianfop and Corinne Ambler

The Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached thousands of people in an awareness campaign aimed at curbing the spread of dengue fever.

An outbreak of dengue was declared in the Solomons on 8 October last year, and so far the total number of suspected cases is almost 7,500, mostly concentrated in Honiara. One person is confirmed to have died from dengue and another death is suspected but unconfirmed.

12 Jan 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, Vanuatu · Diarrhoea: Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

· Solomon Islands: As of 1 January 2017, there have been 8,007 suspected cases (dengue serotype-2). There is a reduction in the weekly number of cases reported in December which is likely due to fewer sentinel sites reporting.

22 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Kiribati

Other updates:

Dengue

15 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federate States of Micronesia

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Vanuatu

Other updates:

Dengue

08 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federate States of Micronesia

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu- As of 8 December there have been thirty (30) suspected cases. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

Zika

· American Samoa: As o 1 December 2016; there have been 1,004 suspected cases of which 58 are laboratory confirmed, since 1 January 2016. Of these confirmed cases; 33 are pregnant women. The weekly number of cases is decreasing.

01 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu- As of 30 November there have been 10 suspected cases of which 7 tested NS1 or IgM positive with the Standard Diagnostic’s Dengue Duo rapid diagnostic test (RDT). Samples have been sent to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research laboratory , New Zealand for confirmatory testing. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

28 Nov 2016 description

From Epidemiological Weeks 33-46 (15 August to 20 November) 2016

Summary

  • An outbreak of dengue was declared for Honiara and Guadalcanal on 8 October 2016 (Week 40) and expanded to include other provinces on 19 October.

24 Nov 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, FSM, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Other updates:

Dengue