Pacific syndromic surveillance report: Week 1, ending 8 January 2017

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 12 Jan 2017

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.

For week ending 1 January 2017 (Epi week 52) there were 50 cases admitted to the National referral hospital of which 15 were children. Source: Solomon Is Ministry of Health & Medical Services dengue Sitrep No. 14

· Vanuatu - As of 12 January 2017, there have been 607 suspected cases (dengue serotype-2) since 11 November 2016. Of these 323 were tested using Standard Diagnostic’s Dengue Duo Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) of which 91 were positive (NS1 and/or IgM) Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health