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Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 10 December 2019

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Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 03 December 2019

Influenza-like illness (ILI)

  • ILI in Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI): There has been an increase in ILI cases in RMI, 167 cases have been reported in Week 48. Source:- Pacific Syndromic Surveillance Report Week 48 sent on pacnet on 09 December 2019 and media article accessed on 05 December 2019.

Measles

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

  • One (1) imported case of dengue type 2 (DENV-2) with travel history to French Polynesia was reported by New Zealand ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 30/11/2019 - 06/12/2019.

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Polio

  • Malaysia: As of 06 December 2019, a confirmed polio case has been reported by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Source:- Media accessed on 10 December 2019.