Govt. Palau
Government based in Palau

All Updates

7 entries found
24 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Palau

President Remengesau has issued Executive Order No. 389 to declare a State of Emergency due extreme drought.

31 Oct 2014 description
report Government of Palau

Overview

  • Conjunctivitis outbreak recognized in Epi Week 40, exceeded threshold for action of 4 cases/week

  • Current report includes Weeks 40-43 (Sept 29 - Oct 26, 2014), n=565

  • Case definition: inflammation of the conjunctiva

Outbreak Response

  • Call to schools on 10/9/2014 found 37% of students absent from Emmaus High School and 8% from Meyuns Elementary

  • Press release on 10/9/2014 informed public of outbreak including information on preventing transmission

31 Oct 2014 description
report Government of Palau

Overview

  • HFMDoutbreak recognized starting 2014Epi Week 37 based on overview of PatientEncounter Forms (PEF) at Belau National Hospital Outpatient and Emergency departments

  • Case definition: Any child with mouth / tongue ulcer and maculopapularrashes and /or vesicles on palms and soles with OR without history of fever

Outbreak Response

  • Case identification from OPDand ER Encounter Forms using ICD9 codes 074.3, 074.8, 078.4, 079.2