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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.

16 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Niue

  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

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

  • Samoa: There have been 4,289 cases since 11 January 2015. For more information please refer to Dr Tile Ah Leong-Lui’s PacNet post on 14 January 2015.

Dengue

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
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

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

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

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Palau, Samoa
  • Diarrhoea: Guam, Palau, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Guam, Palau, Solomon Is, Tuvalu
  • Prolonged Fever: Palau, Solomon Is, Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Measles cases have declined in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province and appear to be declining in other provinces.

  • Two children from Western Province are reported to have died from measles-related complications, bringing the total death count to nine.

  • All provinces have either finished or are in the final stages of the Measles Vaccination Campaign.

  • The focus of the National Measles Vaccination Campaign is now on Rapid Coverage Assessments (RCAs) and a mop-up of all zones with coverage less than 95%

07 Nov 2014 description

No of people affected: 52,000

No of people to be assisted: 21,000

DREF allocated: CHF 158,099

Glide n° FL-2014-000045-SLB

Operation budget: CHF 684,278

Summary

Solomon Islands flash floods impact: Prolonged heavy rainfall associated with a tropical depression passing over the Solomon Islands on 3 April 2014 resulted in severe flooding in the capital Honiara and the northern Guadalcanal Plains. Associated damage was also recorded in the Guadalcanal region, together with the Makira, Malaita and Isabel Provinces.

16 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Measles cases have declined in Honiara and Guadalcanal province (GP), however cases are increasing in the other provinces.

  • A six-month-old child from Western Province died due to measles-related complications, bringing the total death count to 7.

  • The National Measles Vaccination Campaign has commenced in Central, Guadalcanal, Malaita,
    Renbel and Western provinces.

19 Sep 2014 description

CLIMATE OUTLOOK

Normal to below normal rainfall is evident in many Pacific Island countries, with the Pacific Ocean showing renewed signs of El Niño development. There is a 50 per cent chance of an El Niño forming by the end of 2014. Water conservation measures are recommended.

Vanuatu

Drought conditions are being monitored on Emau Island, located in North Efate in Shefa Province. The island, with a population of 1,000 has not had rainfall since June 2014.

18 Sep 2014 description

Two Royal Australian Navy landing craft have delivered vital supplies to remote communities in Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s commitment to provide support to the region.

HMA Ships Labuan and Tarakan transported education, medical and flood relief supplies from the capital Honiara to coastal communities in need. Labuan headed north and east to Tulaghi and Auki, with her sister ship Tarakan heading south to Guadalcanal’s very remote Weather Coast.

Commanding Officer of Tarakan, Lieutenant James Carroll, said the landing craft were ideally suited to the task.

16 Sep 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Measles cases continue to rise; 1308 cases were reported as of 7 September 2014.

  • This week, 355 new cases were reported.

  • A 21-year-old female from Malaita died from pneumonia related to measles.

  • The National Measles Vaccination Campaign started in Guadalcanal Province (GP) this week.

15 Sep 2014 description

INDIA

Rescue and relief operations are ongoing in Jammu and Kashmir after landslides caused by severe flooding that began on 2 Sep, killed at least 215 people and left 150,000 people still stranded. More than 184,000 people have so far been rescued by the armed forces and National Disaster Response Force. Around 137 relief camps are operating in the Kashmir valley assisting over 100,000 people.

215 dead

184,000 people rescued

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