Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 29 October 2018
The DEN-2 outbreak in New Caledonia has been declared over. – Source: Bulletin Épidémiologique and personal communication with country officials, Direction des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 5 November 2018. – The alert has been removed from the map.
Clusters of typhoid fever cases in specific villages in Fiji, within Sigatoka and Naitasiri subdivisions: as of October 30th, a total of 6 cases (5 confirmed and 1 suspected cases) were reported from Naveyago village within Sigatoka subdivision; and 18 confirmed and 14 suspected cases were reported from 3 villages (Nabaitavo village, Waisasavua village and Uluiravo settlement) within Naitasiri subdivision. ‒ Source: Typhoid Fever Situation Report volume 3, Fiji Centre for Communicable Disease Control, Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, October 30th, 2018
Polio in Papua New Guinea: Three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported the week ending on 30 October, from Jiwaka province, Gulf province and Southern Highlands province, with dates of onset of paralysis on 20 August, 29 August and 8 September , respectively. The total number of cases in the country in 2018 is now 21. – Source: Polio Global Eradication Initiative – Polio weekly country updates as of 30 October 2018 available onlinehttp://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/
Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):
- Three (3) imported cases of dengue (2 cases of DENV-2 and 1 case of dengue serotype unknown) with travel history to Kiribati were reported by Queensland Health (notifiable conditions data) for the period 01/01/2018 – 28/10/2018 available onlinehttps://www.health.qld.gov.au/publications/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/surveillance/reports/mosquito-borne/mbd-report.pdf.