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21 Aug 2018 description

Tropical Storm Cimaron has prompted the closure of all government offices and all public schools in the Northern Marianas.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

16 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, Kiribati, French Polynesia

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 11 August, 2018 there have been 1,756 cases since February 2018; including 217 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down.

Source: Dengue-like illness SitRep No 28, Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

10 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, Samoa, Kiribati, Niue

  • Prolonged Fever: Marshall Island

  • Diarrhoea: Marshal Island

  • Influenza like Illness: Tokelau

Other Updates:

Pertussis:

02 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, FSM, Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 31 July there have been 1,707 cases since February 2018; including 211 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down. Source Dengue-like illness SitRep No 26, Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna.

State of emergency volcanic eruption

26 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga

Other Updates:

Influenza

Global influenza update as of 8 July :

19 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 16 July there have been 1435 cases including 32 hospitalisations and two deaths. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Kiribati Ministry of Health and Health Services.

13 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: American Samoa, Kiribati, Northern Marianna Islands, Samoa

  • Influenza-like illness: Cook Islands

Other Updates:

Adverse Event Following Immunisation:

05 Jul 2018 description

There was no syndrome flagged this week.

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 22 June there have been 1353 cases including 30 hospitalised cases and one death.

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna. As of 3 July there have been 188 cases including 21 hospitalisations since September 2017. For further details please refer to Patrick Lambruschini's PacNet post on 26 June 2018.

05 Jul 2018 description

The Northern Marianas government is hunkering down for the worst with the possibility that Tropical Storm Maria could intensify into a typhoon overnight.

Read more on the Radio New Zealand International.

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.

21 May 2018 description

The Northern Marianas is to replace almost 800 wooden power poles which had been damaged by Super Typhoon Soudelor.

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03 May 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Vanuatu

Other Updates:

Meningococcal disease:

• There is an ongoing Meningococcal group C disease outbreak in Fiji.

Dengue:

• There are ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreaks in American Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu. The weekly number of cases (dengue serotype-2) reported has decreased significantly in Tonga and Samoa.

• Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna

03 May 2018 description

Agreements on climate change and illegal fishing were among a slew of resolutions signed by leaders last week at the 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum in Saipan.

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26 Apr 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

• Dengue-like illness: French Polynesia

Other Updates:

Meningococcal disease:

23 Apr 2018 description

Ten homes on Saipan still still have unrepaired damage Typhoon Soudelor which ravaged the island in 2015, according to the non-profit group tasked with spearheading the recovery in the Northern Marianas.

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19 Apr 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Tonga

Other Updates:

Meningococcal disease:

12 Apr 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

Other Updates:

Meningococcal disease:

· Outbreak of meningococcal disease group C is ongoing in Fiji. The Fiji MHMS will continue to post updates on PacNet. The last update was posted on 6 April 2018 For details of previous updates please refer to: MHMS media release

Dengue:

· There are ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreaks in Fiji, Vanuatu. The weekly number of cases (dengue serotype-2) reported is decreasing in Tonga and Samoa

05 Apr 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

Other Updates:

Meningococcal disease:

• Outbreak of meningococcal disease group C is ongoing in Fiji. As of 29 March 2018 of there have been 38 cases including 4 deaths since 1 January 2018. Majority of the cases are from the Central division and all cases are less than 19 years of age.

30 Mar 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone JELAWAT continued moving north, over the North West Pacific Ocean. On 30 March at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 800 km west of Guam island and it had maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-northeast over open water away from land, passing north of The Mariana Islands on 1- 2 April and slightly strengthening. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect Guam and The Mariana Islands over 30 March- 3 April.
29 Mar 2018 description

The following syndromes were flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), French Polynesia, Tonga, Vanuatu

• Prolonged Fever: Fiji

Other Updates:

Meningococcal disease:

• Outbreak is ongoing in Fiji. There has been a cluster identified in a boarding school in the Central Division. The cases are being treated at the tertiary hospital (Colonial War Memorial Hospital), while contacts of the cases have received appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis. Source: Ministry of Health & Medical Services and Media .