The following syndromes have been flagged:
Influenza-like illness: American Samoa
Prolonged Fever: Tonga
Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, Samoa and Tokelau.
Samoa: There have been 4,289 cases since 11 January 2015. For more information please refer to Dr Tile Ah Leong-Lui’s PacNet post on 14 January 2015.
Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in French Polynesia.
As of 15 January 2015, Tonga has seen a total of 11 NS1 Ag laboratory confirmed cases for this year and 46 NS1 Ag laboratory confirmed cases in total seen last year 2014.
There measles outbreaks occurring in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands: As of 15 January 2015, there is a decline in the number of cases reported by most of the provinces excluding Western province that still report a few sporadic cases (number of cases are still low). All provinces have completed their vaccination campaigns for 6 months to 30 years of age from 19 December, 2014.
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
There have been 21 261 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 8414 reported deaths as of 11 January 2015. Guinea, Case numbers remain low in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
To review recent Pacific Ebola updates on PacNet and to assist PICs identify the most important and relevant information the WHO/Pacific office has added an ‘Ebola Resources for PICs’ page to our website that can be found Ebola resources for PICs