Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique - Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W11 2019 (Mar 11-Mar 17)

from World Health Organization
Published on 17 Mar 2019

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Vanuatu
  • Prolonged Fever: French Polynesia

Other updates:


  • Circulation of Influenza A(H3N2) has been reported by Wallis and Futuna. [Source: PacNet post 19 March]

  • Increase in Influenza-like illness cases reported by Solomon Islands [Source: Personal communication]


  • In 2019 a total of 15 cases of leptospirosis have been detected in Wallis and Futuna as of 17 March. [Source: PacNet post 19 March]


  • Between 1 January and 14 March 2019, there have been a total of 21,396 measles cases including 315 deaths (CFR: 1.5%) reported in the Philippines. [source]

  • There have been 30 cases have been reported from the outbreak in the Canterbury region of New Zealand as of 19 March 2019. [source]

  • The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has reported a total of 12 cases of measles since the beginning of this year, compared to only 15 cases for all of last year. Hong Kong SAR, China achieved measles elimination in 2016.[source]


  • French Polynesia: On 19 March 2019, a case of DENV-2 with no travel history outside the country was reported. This is the second case of DENV-2 reported this year in French Polynesia after one case of DENV-2 was imported from New Caledonia at the beginning of February. DENV-2 has not been circulating in French Polynesia since 2000. [source]


  • An increase in the number of cases reported in Tuvalu particularly in children aged 5-14 years. [source: personal communication]