Dengue Outbreak in Vanuatu- Situational Report 03 (24 Apr 2019)
Between January 1st and April 16th 2019, there have been a total of 216 suspected dengue cases reported including 18 confirmed cases.
Between 8th and 16th April, 42 suspected dengue cases reported in Port Vila and Luganville and 4 cases were confirmed positive for dengue in Luganville only.
1 confirmed case of DENV-2 in Port Vila was an imported case from a traveller coming from the Solomon Islands in January 2019.
1 confirmed case serotype unknown with travel history to New Caledonia was detected in Luganville on the 15th of April 2019.
13 confirmed cases were locally acquired in Luganville, Santo island.
Last confirmed case in Port Vila was on April 1st.
The DENV-2 serotype has been circulating in Vanuatu for the last 2 years.