Activities & General Updates
Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From Aug 19 – Aug25, Hawaii State Lab (HSL) released results for 3 samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 1 was tested positive. Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results.
Am. Samoa continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection. For Epi Weeks 34, HSL release results for 14 samples tested via RT-PCR, with 2 positive cases.
Because of the decline of Dengue numbers, Am. Samoa has moved the Unified Health Command meeting to a bi-weekly schedule. Unified Health Command meeting are held to update key leaders and inter departmental/agency partners regarding the ongoing Dengue 2 outbreak.
Am. Samoa gearing up for a campaign to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in Am. Samoa. In partnership with PIHOA, CDC, and WHO. ELC personnel are involved in the LF Committee core group. Mass Drug Administration for Am. Samoa DOH is scheduled for September 24, 2018.
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