Dengue Serotype 2 Outbreak in Samoa 2017: Situational Report No. 1 (December 2017)


Outbreak overview

Samoa has confirmed a Dengue fever serotype2 outbreak that was detected in the month of October 2017. A bunch of blood samples were confirmed at the ESR Lab in New Zealand. From what we have, a cumulative total of 1,522 clinical and confirmed cases with 339 hospital admissions were recorded as of December 3rd. There have been 4 dengue related deaths recorded.

Dengue case definition: An acute fever with any two of the following signs and symptoms: joint & muscle pains; maculo-pappular rash; severe headaches; nausea & vomiting; pains behind the eyes; bleeding and leucopenia.