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Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 13 August 2018

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Highlights since the last map was sent on PacNet on 6 August 2018

  • In Papua New Guinea, one new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed from a newly-infected province (Enga province), with onset of paralysis on 2 July. This brings the total number of cases in the country to three (one from Enga and two from Morobe province). Emergency outbreak response is being enhanced and reviewed, including to potentially expand vaccination geographically. Source: Polio Global Eradication Initiative – Polio weekly country updates as of 7 August 2018 available online

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

  • Seven (7) imported cases of viral Hepatitis A with travel history to Vanuatu (during the period of 10 to 28/06/2018) have been reported by New Caledonian health authorities. For more information, consult the report sent on PacNet on 8 August 2018