Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W26 2017 (June 26 - July 2)

from World Health Organization
Published on 02 Jul 2017 View Original

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Vanuatu 
  • Influenza-like illness: Nauru, Marshall Islands
  • Diarrhoea: Fiji, Nauru
  • Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, Vanuatu

Other updates


  • New Caledonia: As of 5 July 2017 there have been 4,467 cases since September 2016. Dengue serotype-1, 2 and have been identified in circulation . The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia 

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

  • As of 2 July the World Health Organization declared the end of the most recent outbreak of EVD in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease for the second time. Enhanced surveillance in the country will continue, as well as strengthening of preparedness and readiness for Ebola outbreaks. Source: WHO

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

  • On 19 June 2017, Lebanon reported an additional case of MERS-CoV in Lebanese health care worker national living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia who travelled from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon on 11 June. Source: WHO