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14 Apr 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 20,827 cases were reported with 199 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vac-cine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage in recent years resulted in significant immunity gaps among younger children.

02 Apr 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 20,827 cases were reported with 199 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vaccine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage over the last decade resulted in low resistance or presence of herd immunity among younger children.

29 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three simultaneous law enforcement operations of the Philippine army against non-state armed groups are reported as underway in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Sulu
  • El Niño brings drought and dry spells, with Mindanao as the most affected region
  • Children in the Philippines are at serious risk from a nationwide outbreak of measles, a highlycontagious disease which has already claimed the lives of over 300 people

FEATURE

28 Mar 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

Other updates:

Dengue-like illness, Dengue

**• Tuvalu **Ministry of Health (MoH) reports cases of dengue-like illness with onset dates in epi week 12 (week ending 24 March 2019). Community clean up campaigns are being organised as well key messages to the general public developed. [Source: Tuvalu MoH]

27 Mar 2019 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.

  • The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.

26 Mar 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 21,812 cases were reported with 202 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vac-cine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage over the last decade resulted in low resistance or presence of herd immunity among younger children.

24 Mar 2019 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.

  • The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.

21 Mar 2019 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

Other updates:

Influenza

  • Circulation of Influenza A(H3N2) has been reported by Wallis and Futuna. [Source: PacNet post 19 March]

  • Increase in Influenza-like illness cases reported by Solomon Islands [Source: Personal communication]

Leptospirosis

19 Mar 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao. In 2018, 21,812 cases were reported with 202 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak as the immunization activity was met with increased vaccine hesitancy due to the Dengue vac-cine controversy. Weak routine immunization leading to a decrease in overall immunization coverage over the last decade resulted in low resistance or presence of herd immunity among younger children.

18 Mar 2019 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

  • Dengue-like Illness: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

  • New Caledonia has reported 1,535 cases of dengue, including one death, between 1 January and 12 March. [source]

Measles

17 Mar 2019 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.

  • The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.

16 Mar 2019 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.

  • The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.

12 Mar 2019 description

Current Situation Between 1 January and 7 March 2019, 18,553 measles cases including 286 deaths were officially reported through the routine surveillance system from the Philippines Department of Health (DoH): a 384%% increase with the same time period in 2018 (see Table 1).
With a median age of 2 years old, 56% of measles cases are under 5 years of age.

12 Mar 2019 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.

  • The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.

08 Mar 2019 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

  • Diarrhoea: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia

  • Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands

Other updates:

Dengue

  • An additional 11 cases of dengue were reported from Palau. For further details please refer to PacNet post on 5 March (Palau Dengue Outbreak Report #13)

06 Mar 2019 description

Overview

Current measles outbreak started late 2017 in Mindanao: in 2018, 21,812 cases were reported with 202 deaths. Outbreak and supplementary immunization activities in 2018 were ineffective in addressing the outbreak, as weak routine immunization system resulted in a decrease in overall immunization coverage. The Philippines Department of Health (DoH) declared measles outbreaks in 5 Regions (Region NCR, III, IV-A, VI, VII) on 7 February 2019, whereas cases are being reported from all 17 Regions.

Current Situation

05 Mar 2019 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus, It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.

  • The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.

02 Mar 2019 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus, It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.

  • The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.

01 Mar 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

  • One case of autochthonous dengue type 2 has been detected in Wallis and Futuna. [source and personal communication]

26 Feb 2019 description

Current Situation

Between 1 January and 23 February 2019, 12,736 measles cases including 203 deaths were officially reported through the routine surveillance system from the Philippines Department of Health (DoH): a significant increase compared to 2,789 cases and 25 deaths reported in the same time period in 2018 (see Table 1).