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26 Jan 2018 description

The USAID Deputy Mission Director Clay Epperson visited the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk State and Pohnpei State) from January 19-24, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to attend a close-out ceremony in Chuuk State for Typhoon Maysak. Deputy Director Epperson was accompanied by Mr. Robert Pierce, a colleague from the USAID Office in Manila.

Subsequent to the visit in Chuuk, Deputy Director Epperson and Mr. Pierce visited Pohnpei and along with US Ambassador Robert Riley and Deputy Chief of Mission Joanne Cummings, paid a courtesy call on Vice-President Yosiwo P. George.

08 Nov 2016 description

Kosrae Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2016 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 17 confirmed cases and 18 probable cases of Zika disease in Kosrae.

-Onset dates of first 3 confirmed (PCR+) cases: 02/23/2016, 03/17/2016, 3/19/2016.
Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 8 (F), 37 (F). None with a travel history.

-113 other suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

General Case Counts

29 Sep 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2016 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 11 confirmed cases and 4 probable cases of Zika disease in Kosrae.

-Onset dates of first 3 confirmed (PCR+) cases: 02/23/2016, 03/17/2016, 3/19/2016. Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 8 (F), 37 (F). None with a travel history.

-117 other suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

Case Definition (updated)

29 Aug 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2016 FSM was notified of Kosrae State's first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 12 confirmed cases in Kosrae (out of the 12 cases in FSM). FSM has had 16 probable cases, including 12 in Kosrae, 3 in Yap, and 1 imported case in Pohnpei (from Kosrae).

17 Aug 2016 description

A joint Environment Summit and Disaster Risk Management Platform is being held this week (15-19 August) in Weno, Chuuk, to address challenges related to the impacts of disasters throughout the Federated States of Micronesia.

The Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM) is leading the event, joining these critical topics together to ensure a common focus and agreement is made on a way forward to address the vulnerabilities communities face in terms of disaster.

11 Jul 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2016 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 12 confirmed cases and 11 probable cases of Zika disease in Kosrae.

-Onset dates of first 3 confirmed (PCR+) cases: 02/23/2016, 03/17/2016, 3/19/2016. Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 8 (F), 37 (F). None with a travel history.

-75 other suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

Case Definition (updated)

27 Jun 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2015 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 12 confirmed cases and 11 probable cases of Zika disease in Kosrae.

-Onset dates of first 3 confirmed (PCR+) cases: 02/23/2016, 03/17/2016, 3/19/2016. Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 8 (F), 37 (F). None with a travel history.

-71 suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

Case Definition (updated)

13 Jun 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2015 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 12 confirmed cases and 11 probable cases of Zika disease in Kosrae.

-Onset dates of first 3 confirmed (PCR+) cases: 02/23/2016, 03/17/2016, 3/19/2016. Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 8 (F), 37 (F). None with a travel history.

-71 other suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

23 May 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2015 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 11 confirmed cases and 11 probable cases of Zika disease in Kosrae.

  • Onset dates of first 3 confirmed (PCR+) cases: 02/23/2016, 03/19/2016, 4/2/2016. Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 37 (F), 21 (F). None with a travel history.

  • 68 other suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

09 May 2016 description

Outbreak Overview

On March 15, 2015 Kosrae State was notified of its first confirmed case of Zika. Since Feb 2016 there have been 12 confirmed cases of Zika disease on Kosrae.

  • Onset dates of first 3 confirmed cases: 02/23/2016, 03/19/2016, 3/19/2016. Ages (and sex): 49 (F), 7 (M), 37 (F with permanent contraception). None with a travel history.

  • 66 other suspect cases identified since enhanced Zika surveillance began on 02/10/2016 when Marshall Islands reported a confirmed case.

23 Mar 2016 description

Press Release #1603-06 Palikir, Pohnpei – FSM Information Services March 23, 2016

08 Mar 2016 description

Palikir, Pohnpei -Despite the recent Congressional action revoking the President’s Declaration of Emergency and a decree of emergency funding for severe drought conditions nationwide, there remains an urgent need to assess and mitigate the effects of El Nino in the Federated States of Micronesia.