The following syndromes have been flagged:
• Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu • Prolonged fever: Vanuatu
• There is a dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Samoa. As of 3 December there have been 1,522 cases since August 2017, including four deaths. There continues to be efforts for reduction of mosquito breeding sites. Source: Samoa MoH Dengue outbreak Situation Report No.1. Please refer to PacNet posting on 14 December for further information.
• A dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna. Response measures include insecticide spraying and physical elimination of breeding sites, mass media messages regarding removal of breeding sites and protecting individuals from being bitten by mosquitoes. Source: Health Agency Wallis and Futuna.
• Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): As of 14 December there have been a total of 45 cases of mumps reported in Kosrae and Pohnphei state.
In Kosrae state there have been 23 cases, nine of which were laboratory confirmed. A catch up vaccination campaign was implemented in response to the outbreak for children between 12-24 months of age.
In Pohnpei state there have been 22 suspected cases of all which were RT-PCR negative when tested. There is ongoing surveillance for cases, the last case was on 4 November. Source: FSM National Communicable & Emerging Diseases Surveillance report Epi week 49.