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Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 10 September 2018

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**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

Two new cases have been reported in Papua New Guinea, for further information please see the Pacific Syndromic Surveillance posted on PacNet on 6 September by Dr Viema Biaukula from WHO.

Mumps

The outbreak in Vanuatu is still on-going with 677 reported cases. Source: PacNet message posted on 10 September by MS Wendy Williams.