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Post-Cyclone Pam Early Warning Surveillance Report No.1, Vanuatu Epidemiological Week 13 (23 to 29 March 2015)

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Weekly epidemiological summary

Alerts generated

  • Week 12

2 cases of clinical leptospirosis reported from VCH
Evacuation centers - 3 cases AFR, multiple cases of red eye and cough, child vomiting, 3 cases of diarrhoea
2 cases of AFR on Tanna

  • Week 13

2 cases of clinical leptospirosis reported from VCH (1 in week 13)
Evacuation centers - child vomiting, 3 cases of diarrhoea
3 cases AFR on Tanna
Diarrhoea in South Ambryn, Paama, north and south Penetcost
Conjunctivitis on Tongariki, Moso
ILI on Aneityum
E. coli in drinking water from Lenakal hospital

  • ILI cases increased in Lenakal hospital, Tanna

  • ILI cases increased in VCH (Annex 3)

  • 8 of 17 (47%) EWARN reporting sites have reported. (Annex 4). It is expected that reporting will improve as more health workers return to work after Cyclone Pam.