Cook Islands

Dengue-1 Outbreak in the Cook Islands: Situation Report 11: ending 5 April 2020 - Reporting Date: 10 April 2020

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Overview:

  • On the 27th of February 2019 an outbreak of Dengue type-1 was declared in the Cook Islands following the confirmation of seven (7) cases.

  • 28 January 2019 to 5 April 2020, a total of 236 cases were recorded, including confirmed and probable cases.

  • January 2020 to 5 April 2020: 115 cases including 12 DENV-1, and 8 DENV-2.

  • Hospitalisation: A total of 59 cases since the beginning of the outbreak including 4 current inpatient. No deaths attributed to dengue infection.

  • Aitutaki: Positive DENV-2, probable case from last month.

  • No case reported in the rest of the Outer Islands

  • Case definition used: Fever, with one or more of the following; nausea/vomiting, rash, aches and pains (e.g. headache, retro-orbital pain (eye pain), joint pain, myalgia, and arthralgia).

  • Laboratory test: RTD SD duo to detect presumptive dengue virus infection, and random samples for LabPlus NZ for confirmation