Activity Updates and Resource Needs
Activities & General Updates
• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From Sep 09 – 15, Hawaii State Lab (HSL) released 20 results for samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 3 samples were IgM positive.
• Am. Samoa continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection. For Epi Weeks 38, HSL release no results for samples tested via RT-PCR • Am. Samoa has kicked-off the campaign to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. ELC personnel are involved in the LF Committee core group. Mass Drug Administration for Am. Samoa DOH is scheduled to run from September 24 to October 26, 2018.
Resource Needs/Requests of PHEP/ELC