Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 17 February 2020
Kiribati: No new cases of measles have been reported since January 10th 2020 by the Kiribati Ministry of Health. The alert has been removed from the map.
New Zealand: There were no confirmed measles case reported for Week 8/2020, leaving the total to 2194 since 1 January 2019, with 774 (35.3 %) hospitalizations. - Source: ESR Measles weekly report Week 8: 15-21 February 2020 accessed on 24 February 2020.
DENV-2 in French Polynesia: As of 09/02/2020, 2647 local cases and 2 imported cases of dengue 2 have been confirmed since the beginning of 2019. – Source: Bulletin de surveillance sanitaire, week 5 and 6, sent on Pacnet on 20 February 2020.
DENV-3 in Palau: The number of weekly reported cases shows a decreasing trend since the beginning of this year 2020. The cumulative number of cases since December 2018 is 812. – Source: Dengue 3 Outbreak situation report, Palau, February 10 – 16, 2020.
DENV-3 in Republic of the Marshall Islands: There have been 2,826 dengue like illness of which 1,300 have been laboratory confirmed by the Republic of the Marshall Islands as of 16 February 2020. - Source: Dengue-3 Outbreak in Republic of the Marshall Islands Situation Report, 16 February 2020.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Pacific: No confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Pacific Island Countries or Territories (PICTs) as of 25 February 2020.
Australia: As on 25 February 2020, we have 22 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia: 8 in Queensland, 4 in New South Wales, 6 in Victoria, 3 in South Australia, 1 in Western Australia, 15 of these cases are reported to have recovered. The remaining cases are in a stable condition. – Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed on 25 February 2020
Outside of the Pacific
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): A total of 79,553 cases of novel coronavirus have been reported globally and 77,150 cases were reported from China. 2,628 deaths have been reported including 33 deaths outside of mainland China as of 25 February 2020. Confirmed cases have also been reported in 36 other countries. – Source: John Hopkins CSSE accessed on 25 February, 2020 at 14:00 pm.
Other updates and information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be accessed at WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation reports and WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation map.
Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):
A case of measles with travel history to Philippines was reported by the Fiji Ministry of Health on 16th February 2020. – Source: Measles Media Release No. 23, Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services accessed on 25 February 2020
One (1) imported case of dengue serotype 1 (DENV-1) with travel history to Fiji was reported by New Zealand ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 15/02/2020 – 21/02/2020.
Two (2) imported cases of dengue serotype 2 (DENV-2) and one (1) case of dengue serotype unknown with travel history to Tahiti (French Polynesia) was reported by New Zealand ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 15/02/2020 – 21/02/2020.
One (1) imported case of dengue serotype unknown with travel history to Fiji was reported by Queensland Health (notifiable conditions data) for the period 01/01/2020 – 16/02/2020 available online.
One (1) imported case of dengue serotype 2 (DENV-2) with travel history to Solomon Islands was reported by Queensland Health (notifiable conditions data) for the period 01/01/2020 – 16/02/2020 available online.