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Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique - Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W31 2019 (Jul 29-Aug 04)


The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Palau

Other updates:


· On 6 August 2019, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) declared a State of Health Emergency due to dengue outbreak on Ebeye island. There has been one confirmed dengue serotype-3 and 22 probable cases on 1 August in Ebeye.

The last dengue outbreak (serotype-4) on RMI was in 2011, where there were 1,603 cases; including 867 laboratory confirmed cases. [Source: RMI Ministry of Health]


· As of week ending 2 August there were 32 additional cases in New Zealand, bringing a total of 441 cases since 1 January 2019; including 175 hospitalisations (39.7 %).

Of the 32 new cases; the greatest proportion was in Pacific Islanders (50%); followed by Maori (28%) ethnic group. Sixty-five percent (69%) of the 32 new cases were from Counties Manuakau. [Source: MoH NZ]

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)

· Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As of 31 July 2019, the cumulative number of cases is 2,713 (2,619 confirmed, 94 probable) including 1,813 deaths (CFR 67%) reported from 26 health zones in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces.

On 17 July 2019, it was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Latest updates on the situation in DRC are available in the DRC Ministry of Health situation report, WHO EVD outbreak dashboard and AFRO EVD situation report Regular updates are published in WHO’s Disease Outbreak News