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11 Oct 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

• Influenza-like illness: Northern Marianna Islands

Other Update:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

09 Oct 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 1 octobre 2018 :

  • Tonga : L’épidémie de dengue de type 2 a été déclarée éteinte.. ‒ Source: communication personnelle avec les autorités sanitaires le 8 octobre 2018. ‒ L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte.

08 Oct 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Mariana Is, Samoa
  • Dengue-like illness: French Polynesia, Palau

Other Updates:

Polio

03 Oct 2018 description

Autres informations utiles (cas importés/personnes ayant séjourné dans un ou plusieurs États et Territoires insulaires océaniens) :

27 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

  • Influenza-like illness: Palau

  • Dengue-like illness: Samoa

Other Updates:

Dengue

27 Sep 2018 description

The Australian Government has reaffirmed its commitment to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic during a High-Level meeting at the United Nations today.

The World Health Organization estimates that around six million new cases of TB occur in the Indo-Pacific region each year.

Australia has provided more than $60 million to address TB in Papua New Guinea since 2012 and $4.7 million to support Kiribati’s National TB Program.

25 Sep 2018 description

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a boost in funding for Pacific countries to help them adapt to climate change.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: American Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other Updates:

Polio

13 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Palau, FSM, Kiribati, Vanuatu, American Samoa

• Diarrhoea: Tokelau

Other Updates:

Polio

12 Sep 2018 description

Autres informations utiles (cas importés/personnes ayant séjourné dans un ou plusieurs États et Territoires insulaires océaniens) :

  • Un (1) cas importé de dengue de type 2 a été signalé par l’Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) de Nouvelle-Zélande pour la période allant du 1er au 7 septembre 2018. Il s’agit d’une personne ayant séjourné aux Îles Salomon.

Autres relevés :

Polio

11 Sep 2018 description

Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):  

- One (1) imported case of **dengue 2** with travel history to **Solomon Islands Islands** was reported by New Zealand ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 01/09/18 to 07/09/2018. 

Other updates **since the last map was sent on PacNet on 3 September 2018** 

Polio 

06 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, Fiji,Tonga

Other Updates:

Leptospirosis

  • Wallis and Futuna confirms 13 cases in since January 2018. For further details please refer to Patrick Lambruschini's PacNet post on 5 September 2018.

Dengue

04 Sep 2018 description

Autres informations utiles (cas importés/personnes ayant séjourné dans un ou plusieurs États et Territoires insulaires océaniens) :

  • Six (6) cas importés de dengue (sérotype DEN-2 : 4 cas, sérotype DEN-4: 1 cas et sérotype inconnu: 1 cas) ont été signalés par les services sanitaires du Queensland (données relatives aux maladies à déclaration obligatoire) au cours de la période du 1er janvier 2018 au 26 août 2018 (informations disponibles en ligne). Il s’agit de personnes ayant séjourné aux Fidji.

Autres relevés :

03 Sep 2018 description

Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):

30 Aug 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week: 

  • Acute Fever and Rash:  French Polynesia
  • Prolonged Fever: Fiji 

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in **American Samoa**. As of 25 August, 2018 there have been 1,085 confirmed cases since 1 November 2016;. The outbreak appears to be slowing down. For further details please refer to Aifili Tufa's PacNet post on 28 August 2018.

29 Aug 2018 description

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Threat for the following coasts, stating:

  • TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF FIJI... NEW CALEDONIA... AND VANUATU.

29 Aug 2018 description

SUVA, 28 August 2018 – Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Pacific Community (SPC) announced a new partnership to support the strengthening of data collection and data analysis to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children, women and people with disabilities across the Pacific islands and territories.

The collection and dissemination of reliable data of children and women worldwide is vital to identify and plan for their needs and to inform policies.

28 Aug 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 20 août 2018 :

Polynésie française : L’épidémie de grippe A a été déclarée éteinte. L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte. – Source: Bulletin de surveillance sanitaire en Polynésie Française - Semaines 31 et 32 2018, posté sur PacNet le 21 août 2018.