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14 Jun 2017 description

Summary

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Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes serious brain abnormalities and/or microcephaly and has been associated with other severe birth defects. Local transmission of Zika virus was reported in U.S. territories in 2016.

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12 May 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone ELLA continued moving towards the Northern Division of Fiji islands. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect several Fiji islands, Wallis and Futuna and American Samoa over 12-16 May.

  • Fiji Meteorological Service has issued a Tropical Cyclone Alert for strong winds for the islands of Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands. Meteo France New Caledonia reported that a Tropical Cyclone Alert number 2 is in effect for Futuna island (Wallis and Futuna).

05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

09 Dec 2016 description

Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $39 million in funding to 23 health centers in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands and $1 million to two Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to help combat the Zika virus.

01 Nov 2016 description

The Health Resources and Services Administration announced today the availability of $39 million for health centers in Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands to expand the availability of preventive and primary health care services to meet immediate and anticipated Zika-related health care needs and enable health centers to expand services in response to other urgent and emergent primary health care needs.

11 Jul 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2016 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 12 confirmed cases and 11 probable cases of Zika disease in Kosrae.

-Onset dates of first 3 confirmed (PCR+) cases: 02/23/2016, 03/17/2016, 3/19/2016. Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 8 (F), 37 (F). None with a travel history.

-75 other suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

Case Definition (updated)

06 Jul 2016 description

Updates:
Since January 1, 2016:

  • 719 suspect cases (EHR data only)

  • 32 confirmed through laboratory testing (15 pregnant, 17 general)

Case definition:

Suspect case: diagnosis of Zika-like illness by healthcare provider or symptom criteria

Confirmed case: Patients that have laboratory confirmation of infection

Response Activities:

  • Island clean-up: group gathering to pick up breeding sources of the mosquito; removal of large appliance breeding sites

27 Jun 2016 description

Updates:
Since January 1, 2016:

  • 706 suspect cases (EHR data only)

  • 29 confirmed through laboratory testing (14 pregnant, 15 general)

Case definition:
Suspect case: diagnosis of Zika-like illness by healthcare provider or symptom criteria
Confirmed case: Patients that have laboratory confirmation of infection

13 Jun 2016 description

Updates:
Since January 1, 2016:

  • 680 suspect cases (EHR data only)

  • 29 confirmed through laboratory testing (14 pregnant, 15 general)

Response Activities:

  • Island clean-up: group gathering to pick up breeding sources of the mosquito; removal of large appliance breeding sites

  • Testing of symptomatic pregnant women and suspect cases by Hawaii State Lab and CDC

  • Maintenance and update of surveillance registry of all pregnant women in AS and distribution of ZPK kits at LBJ and DOH Clinics

02 Jun 2016 description

Updates:
Since January 1, 2016:

  • 654 suspect cases (EHR data only)

  • 23 confirmed

Response Activities:

  • Distribution of Zika Prevention and awareness at ports and government agencies and private businesses

  • Testing of symptomatic pregnant women and suspect cases by Hawaii State Lab and CDC

  • Maintenance and update of surveillance registry of all pregnant women in AS and distribution of ZPK kits at LBJ and DOH Clinics

30 May 2016 description

Updates:
Since January 1, 2016:

  • 642 suspect cases (EHR data only)

  • 17 confirmed through laboratory testing (7 pregnant)

Response Activities:

  • Island clean-up: group gathering to pick up breeding sources of the mosquito; removal of large appliance breeding sites

  • Testing of symptomatic pregnant women and suspect cases by Hawaii State Lab and CDC

  • Maintenance and update of surveillance registry of all pregnant women in AS and distribution of ZPK kits at LBJ and DOH Clinics

23 May 2016 description

Updates:
Since January 1, 2016:

  • 606 suspect cases (EHR data only)

  • 17 confirmed through laboratory testing (8 pregnant)

Response Activities:

  • Island clean-up: group gathering to pick up breeding sources of the mosquito; removal of large appliance breeding sites

  • Testing of symptomatic pregnant women and suspect cases by Hawaii State Lab and CDC

  • Maintenance and update of surveillance registry of all pregnant women in AS and distribution of ZPK kits at LBJ and DOH Clinics

19 May 2016 description

Fundación Bill y Melinda Gates proporciona fondos esenciales para prevenir el virus del Zika

Atlanta/Washington, D.C., 18 de mayo de 2016—La educación de las comunidades y la capacitación de las mujeres sobre cómo prevenir la transmisión del virus del Zika son el centro de un nuevo esfuerzo de colaboración de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y la Fundación CDC, dirigido principalmente a las embarazadas en los territorios de Estados Unidos y en los países de las Américas.

19 May 2016 description

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides critical funding for Zika prevention

Atlanta/Washington, DC, May 18, 2016—Educating communities and empowering women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission is the focus of a new collaborative effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the CDC Foundation, aimed mainly at pregnant women in U.S. territories and the Americas.

02 Mar 2016 description

Updates:

Since January 1, 2016:

  • 217 probable cases (EHR data only)

  • 10 confirmed through laboratory testing (3 pregnant)

  • 548 pregnant women identified on the island

  • Probable cases were detected in 9 counties

26 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Tonga

24 July 2015: The First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology held here in Nuku’alofa today has adopted 25 points they believe will ensure that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) have the necessary capacity to support sustainable development in the region.

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

14 Sep 2014 description

Case definition (probable cases): Acute illness since June 15, 2014 with at least two of the following: fever, rash, body aches.