Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W23 2017 (Jun 05-Jun 11)
The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati
Fiji: As of 4 June 2016, there have 1612 cases reported since January this year. Majority of the cases are from the Central and Western Health division. Dengue serotype-2 has been identified in circulation by the Institut Louis Malardé, French Polynesia.
Niue: reports an increase in the number of cases seen. Samples recently sent to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, New Zealand were positive for dengue-serotype-4. Source: Niue Department of Health.
New Caledonia: As of 14 June 2017, there have been 4,225 cases since 1 September 2016. Dengue serotype 1, 2 and 3 are in circulation. There have been 10 deaths reported. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia
Vanuatu: as of 15 June 2017, there have been 2,950 cases since November 2016 of which 5.5% required hospitalizations. Dengue serotype-2 was identified in circulation. The outbreak appears to be ending. Source: Vanuatu MoH
- Outbreak is ongoing in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI). As of 10 June there were 1033 cases; 82% of the cases are on Majuro, the capital, cases are spreading to the outer islands. Outbreak vaccination with Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine began on 17 April, with mass immunisation for all islands affected with mumps. Source : RMI Mumps outbreak report 10 June 2017.
- RMI: There is a large reduction in the weekly number of cases with the most recent cases occurring in late May (outer islands). As of 11 June 2017 there have been 171 cases since September 2016. Mass immunisation with Hepatitis A vaccine was done for school children in Majuro and contacts of cases. Plans are underway for immunisation in the outer islands. Source : RMI Hepatitis A outbreak report 11 June 2017.