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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.

27 Apr 2018 description

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has so far approved more than US$14 million under its Individual Assistance programme for people in American Samoa impacted by Tropical Storm Gita in February this year.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

26 Apr 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

18 Apr 2018 description

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has launched a helpline in American Samoa for people still needing assistance after February's Cyclone Gita.

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05 Apr 2018 description

The chiefs of an American Samoan village are urging people with homes damaged by February's Cyclone Gita to use federal funds to make repairs to their property.

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21 Mar 2018 description

Today we are pleased to launch the Australia-Pacific BRIDGE School Partnerships program as part of our commitment to strengthening links with our neighbours in the Pacific.

21 Mar 2018 description

Inspectors from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving to conduct damage claim assessments on the ground in American Samoa following tropical cyclone Gita.

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21 Mar 2018 description

There's been a substantial increase in the number of homes in American Samoa reported to have been destroyed or damaged by Cyclone Gita last month.

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17 Mar 2018 description

Release date: March 11, 2018

Release Number: DR-4357-AS NR 001

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the American Samoan Government (ASG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is now open in Pago Pago to offer residents affected by Tropical Storm Gita resources for disaster assistance.

16 Mar 2018 description

StarKist Samoa made a donation of $50,000 to the American Samoa Government (ASG) to help in the Hurricane Gita relief efforts. Accepting the donation on behalf of ASG was Governor Lolo Moliga, Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and several Cabinet members.

15 Mar 2018 description

A state of emergency in American Samoa has been extended for a further 30 days.

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03 Mar 2018 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of American Samoa to supplement territory recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Gita from February 7 to February 12, 2018.