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17 Jan 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

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

Other updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing outbreak in New Caledonia, majority of the cases are dengue serotype-2.

  • Palau dengue serotype-3 outbreak is ongoing.

  • There is an ongoing dengue serotype-1 outbreak in Nauru.

15 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.

14 Jan 2019 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 7 January 2019

  • There have been no new confirmed cases of dengue (DEN-1) reported in Wallis and Futuna in the past four (4) weeks. The alert has been removed from the map. – Source: Agence de Santé des Iles Wallis et Futuna, Épidémie de dengue 2017-2018 à Wallis et Futuna, Bulletin épidémiologique No 49 – Situation au 14 janvier 2019, sent on PacNet on 14 January 2019

10 Jan 2019 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

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

• Prolonged fever: French Polynesia

Other updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

• American Samoa reports one case of Meningococcal B in a 2 month old returned traveler from New Zealand. The patient was treated and has recovered. Source: Personal communication with American Samoa Department of Health Epidemiologist.

Dengue

07 Jan 2019 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 17 December 2018

  • A new outbreak of dengue serotype 2 (DENV-2) has been declared in New Caledonia on 21 December 2018. – More information can be found on the Bulletin épidémiologique No 32, Direction des Affaires Sanitaire et Sociales de Nouvelle-Calédonie, shared on PacNet earlier today.

20 Dec 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

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

  • Prolonged fever: French Polynesia

Other update:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

17 Dec 2018 description

Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 10 décembre 2018

Une épidémie de dengue a récemment été déclarée par la République de Palau après la confirmation en laboratoire de deux cas de dengue de sérotype 3 (DENV-3) chez des personnes n’ayant pas voyagé récemment à l’étranger. Il s’agit de la première fois que le virus DENV-3 est identifié à Palau.– Source: communication personnelle avec des représentants des autorités sanitaires le 11 décembre 2018.

17 Dec 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 10 December 2018

  • An outbreak of dengue serotype 3 (DENV-3) has recently been declared in Palau following the laboratory confirmation of two cases. Both cases have no recent history of overseas travel and this is the first time ever that DENV-3 is identified in Palau. - Source: personal communication with country officials on 11 December 2018

13 Dec 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

Other update:

Dengue:

  • An outbreak was declared by the Republic of Palau on 7 December 2018 following the first ever laboratory confirmation of two cases with dengue serotype-3. Source: Palau Ministry of Health.
11 Dec 2018 description

Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 3 décembre 2018

10 Dec 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 3 December 2018

  • An increasing number of dengue positive cases (serotype unknown) has been reported in Nauru. From 25 October to 5 December 2018, 114 samples were tested in the laboratory using NS1Ag Combo and 42 were positives. A batch of samples will be sent shortly to a reference laboratory for serotyping.– Source: personal communication with country officials on 10 December 2018

06 Dec 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

  • Diarrhoea: Cook Islands

There are no new updates this week.

06 Dec 2018 description

Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 26 novembre 2018

03 Dec 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 26 November 2018

29 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

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

Other Updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

22 Nov 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone MAN-YI continued moving north-west over the North Pacific Ocean, strengthening. On 22 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 420 km south-west of Guam Island (USA) with maximum sustained winds of 139 km/h (typhoon, equivalent to a category 1 cyclone in the Saffir Simpson Scale).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-west and entering the Philippine Sea, strengthening and with maximum sustained winds up to 176 km/h (typhoon, equivalent to a category 2 in the Saffir Simpson Scale).

22 Nov 2018 description
report Pacific Community

National practitioners in the Federated States of Micronesia working on the front line of climate change and disaster management have completed a capacity building training course in Pohnpei, boosting their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills and strengthening the nation’s ability to meet future climate challenges.

The training brought together 22 participants from national government agencies, state government agencies, non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations

22 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Samoa.

Other Updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

21 Nov 2018 description

A new tropical cyclone MAN-YI formed over the North Pacific Ocean, south of Pohnpei Island (Micronesia), on 19 November. On 21 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 985 km south-east of Guam Island (USA) with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm). It is forecast to continue north-west, strengthening before passing south of Guam as a typhoon on 22 November early in the morning. As of 21 November at 8:00 UTC, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Guam as well as for Rota and Tinian Islands (The Northern Mariana Islands).