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12 Jul 2018 description

Produced by the American Samoa Department of Health Surveillance Office.
Data collected with the assistance of LBJ Hospital's MIS Team and the territory's health care providers.
Please contact the Surveillance Office through e-mail (surveillance@doh.as ) or phone (684-699-4606).

29 Jun 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

  • Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From June 10 - 24, Hawaii State Lab released results for 81 samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 10 were tested positive.
    Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results.

  • Am. Samoa continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

16 Jun 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From May 15 – 25, Hawaii State Lab released results for 37 samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 16 were tested positive. Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results. Awaiting PRNT testing. One of these patients is a pregnant women.

01 Jun 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From May 15 – 25, Hawaii State Lab released results for 113 samples tested via Zika MAC ELISA IgM testing, 10 were tested positive. Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results. Awaiting PRNT testing. None of these patients were pregnant women.

30 May 2018 description

The Regional Food Security Atlas of the Pacific is a joint publication by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Food Programme(WFP).

The 2018 Atlas provides a spatial overview of the core issues that affect food security across the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Divided into nine topical sections, the Atlas provides the reader with information and knowledge on the causes and outcomes of food security and nutrition in the region.

17 May 2018 description

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016.

• Continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

• Am. Samoa continuing with weekly Unified Health Command meeting to update key leaders and inter departmental/agency partners.

• Dengue outbreak has been going on for 1 year (March 2017 – Present), 40 samples are sent to Hawaii State Lab weekly for confirmatory PCR testing for Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya.

17 May 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

  • Diarrhoea: Cook Islands

  • Dengue-**like illness**: Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue:

17 May 2018 description

Some people in American Samoa, who received compensation for damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita, are having difficulty cashing their cheques.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

10 May 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga

• Diarrhoea: Cook Islands

• Dengue-like illness: Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue:

• Kiribati reports an increase in dengue-like illness cases. Since 21 March 2018, 95 samples have been tested, of these 22 tested NS1 +ve using Dengue duo RDT kit. There have been 3 hospitalised cases, no deaths have been reported. Samples have been sent to reference laboratory for confirmation. Source: Kiribati MHMS

04 May 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016.

• Continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

• Am. Samoa continuing with weekly Unified Health Command meeting to update key leaders and inter departmental/agency partners.