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Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique - Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W42 2018 (Oct 15-Oct 21)

Situation Report
Originally published


The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), French Polynesia

  • Prolonged fever: FSM

Other Update:


  • There have been 3 new cases reported in PNG from the provinces of Madang, Enga and Eastern Highlands. There are now 18 cases since the outbreak began in June this year, including a death in a 9 month old child. The department of Health has now re-scheduled round 2 of its Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign. It will run from 29 October to 11 November in the National Capital District, and from 5 to 18 November for all the provinces. Source: Media