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17 May 2018 description

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016.

• Continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

• Am. Samoa continuing with weekly Unified Health Command meeting to update key leaders and inter departmental/agency partners.

• Dengue outbreak has been going on for 1 year (March 2017 – Present), 40 samples are sent to Hawaii State Lab weekly for confirmatory PCR testing for Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya.

04 May 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016.

• Continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

• Am. Samoa continuing with weekly Unified Health Command meeting to update key leaders and inter departmental/agency partners.

26 Apr 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

01 Oct 2017 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week. 

Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji

Updates

Mumps:

  • Outbreaks are ongoing in Vanuatu and Kosrae state (FSM) and Hawaii

Conjunctivitis

  • Marshall Islands: there were 65 cases reported for the week ending 1 October 2017. Source: RMI CD weekly report No. 39

30 Sep 2017 description

On behalf of the Vanuatu Red Cross Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies would like to thank all partners for their generous contribution to the replenishment of this disaster relief emergency fund (DREF). The total expenditure recorded is CHF 59,063 leaving a balance of CHF 21,847 which will be returned to the DREF.

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

03 Sep 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia

Other updates

Malaria vector:

  • New Caledonia health officials have identified the presence of the type of mosquito that can transmit malaria. It is not known when and how the Anopheles mosquitoes entered New Caledonia but they are now established in the area of La Tontouta, north of Noumea. Source: Personal communication with New Caledonia health official and media.
01 Sep 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

There are no updates this week.

25 Aug 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands

Other updates

Dengue

  • American Samoa: As of 17 August 2017, there have been 182 confirmed cases, dengue serotype-2 is in circulation. Source: American Samoa Department of Health

18 Aug 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash:Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands
  • Prolonged fever: Kiribati

Other updates

Influenza

  • Australia is experiencing its worst ever flu season. There have been more than 70,000 cases reported. Experts are advising individuals to get immunized, if they have not been, to help prevent further cases. Source: Media
14 Aug 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

Other updates

Influenza A(H7N9) – human infection

  • On 11, 14 and 21 July 2017 the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of three individual laboratory- confirmed cases of human infection with avian Infleunza A(H7N9) virus in China. All three cases reported to have exposure to a live poultry market. Source: WHO
01 Aug 2017 description

La surveillance des maladies infectieuses en Polynésie Française est effectuée chaque semaine par la déclaration volontaire des médecins sentinelles et des laboratoires.

Grippe

La Polynésie française est en période d’épidémie de grippe. En semaines 27 et 28 :

  • 193 cas ont été signalés par les médecins du réseau sentinelle

  • 9 prélèvements ont confirmé une grippe B.

Recommandations

31 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands
  • Prolonged fever: Marshall Islands

Other updates

Meningococcal disease

26 Jul 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 14 July 2017, a total of 1,056 suspected dengue fever cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016.

China

25 Jul 2017 description

La surveillance des maladies infectieuses en Polynésie Française est effectuée chaque semaine par la déclaration volontaire des médecins sentinelles et des laboratoires.

Grippe

La Polynésie française est en période d’épidémie de grippe :

  • 201 cas ont été signalés par les médecins du réseau sentinelle

  • 6 prélèvements ont confirmé une grippe B.

Recommandations

  • Tenir les personnes fragiles (âgées, en ALD, obèses, femmes enceintes) à distance des personnes malades

21 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

  • Influenza-like illness: Marshall Islands

Other updates

Dengue

  • New Caledonia: As of 5 July 2017 there have been 4,467 cases since September 2016. Dengue serotype-1, 2 and have been identified in circulation . The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

Human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9)virus

14 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Vanuatu 

Other updates

Dengue

14 Jul 2017 description

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community is closely monitoring dengue outbreaks around the Pacific.

Palau is one of the countries experiencing a surge in dengue victims with 290 cases recorded for the first six months of this year.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

11 Jul 2017 description

La surveillance des maladies infectieuses en Polynésie Française est effectuée chaque semaine par la déclaration volontaire des médecins sentinelles et des laboratoires.

Grippe

Plusieurs foyers épidémiques ont été signalés, notamment à Taravao et Moorea. Neuf prélèvements positifs pour la grippe B ont été déclarés, dont 3 pour des patients hospitalisés.

Recommandations

  • lavage des mains : . avant la préparation et la consommation des repas . après être allé aux toilettes