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18 Mar 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 13-19 March 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania and seasonal influenza.

11 Mar 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 6-12 March 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania and seasonal influenza.

10 Mar 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 28 February to 5 March 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania and seasonal influenza.

26 Feb 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 February 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, measles and seasonal influenza.

19 Feb 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 14-20 February 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, MERS and seasonal influenza.

15 Feb 2016 description

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Rotavirus

In the past week, another 212 cases of diarrhea were reported from the 9 sentinel sites across the Solomon Islands as a rotavirus outbreak continues. 25 people are now thought to have died from diarrhea-related illness since the outbreak began. 16 of these fatalities were children under the age of 5.

ZIKA VIRUS

12 Feb 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7-13 February 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Ebola virus disease and seasonal influenza.

05 Feb 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 31 January - 6 February 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Ebola virus disease and seasonal influenza.

05 Oct 2015 description

By Emily Loewen

WINNIPEG, Man. – Every morning, before Samer al Laham goes to work, he checks to make sure it’s safe to go outside. That’s because in Syria there are some days when “people wake up in the morning and then see that there are a lot of mortars falling,” said al Laham, country and program director with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partner Middle East Council of Churches (MECC).

15 Sep 2015 description

American Samoa's Power Authority says if the dry spell continues it will ask the Governor to declare a state of emergency.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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.

19 Dec 2012 description

Posted at 22:36 on 18 December, 2012 UTC

Ensuring those families that have been displaced by Cyclone Evan stay healthy, is being seen as crucial over the coming days as Samoa deals with the cyclone’s aftermath.

Read the story on Radio New Zealand Int'l

30 Nov 2012 description

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change

Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges

Doha (Qatar), 4 December 2012 – Island communities in the Pacific Ocean are facing unprecedented challenges to their economies and environment from the impacts of climate change, according to a new report released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar.

13 Oct 2011 description

Like so many countries across the region the Samoas are suffering the effects of drought.

This is one of the main stories making news in both Samoa and neighbouring American Samoa.

Also today we'll discuss White Sunday and controversy continues for the Samoa Rugby Union.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: American Samoan journalist, Monica Miller

Listen: Windows Media

16 Oct 2009 description
report Rotary

Rotarians are ramping up aid to victims left homeless by a series of disasters that struck areas in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.

A devastating tsunami that hit American Samoa, Samoa, and Tonga; earthquakes in Indonesia; two typhoons in the Philippines; and flooding in India have left thousands dead and millions displaced.

Rotarians are focusing on distributing relief goods, including food, water, medicine, clothing, and shelter.

Rotary clubs from districts in Australia and New Zealand are leading efforts to bring emergency response kits to victims of the 29 September …

08 Oct 2009 description

On September 29, 2009, at 1:48 p.m. EDT, an 8.0 magnitude undersea earthquake occurred 140 miles southwest of American Samoa generating a tsunami. At approximately 2:25 p.m. EDT a 5.1 ft tsunami wave struck American Samoa causing significant loss of life and injuries, and damage to the coastal area of American Samoa. There have been numerous aftershocks.

- FEMA-1859-DR-AS approved on September 29

Federal Response

FEMA Region IX

- Region IX Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) at Level II (select ESFs).

06 Oct 2009 description

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is relying on trained community members and experienced staff to build a full-scale response to two powerful earthquakes that rocked Indonesia in the past week and recent storms in the Philippines and Samoa.

"Right now, we're giving out water, food, and clothing just to keep people going," says Jacob Kramer, CRWRC's director of disaster response and rehabilitation.

06 Oct 2009 description

OCTOBER 6, 2009-The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (www.crwrc.org) is building a multi-phase response to two powerful earthquakes that rocked Indonesia last week, including Padang, Sumatra, the city at one quake's epicenter.

"Right now, we're giving out water, food, and clothing just to keep people going," says Jacob Kramer, from CRWRC's disaster response and rehabilitation office. "We're distributing tarps as temporary shelter so families have a roof over their heads.