The following syndrome has been flagged this week:
Acute Fever and Rash: Federal States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Solomon Island, Vanuatu, and Samoa.
Prolonged Fever: Federated States of Micronesia
- New Zealand: The latest report provided on 13 November 2018, a significant increase in Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W (MenW). Compared with 2017, the number has doubled in 2018 with 24 cases reported as of 5 November, 2018 including 6 deaths. The Northland region is the most affected area in 2018 with 7 of the 24 cases from this region. *Source: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/meningococcal/meningococcal-disease-information-general-practitioners-and-emergency-departments*
- No new cases for circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported this week from PNG. Total number of cases for the country in 2018 remains at 21. Source: Polio Global Eradiaction Initiative