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17 Jan 2019 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

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

Other updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing outbreak in New Caledonia, majority of the cases are dengue serotype-2.

  • Palau dengue serotype-3 outbreak is ongoing.

  • There is an ongoing dengue serotype-1 outbreak in Nauru.

15 Jan 2019 description

Overview

Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

14 Jan 2019 description

From providing vital IT services in Iraq, Nigeria and Yemen to supporting preparedness activities in the Pacific and Caribbean regions, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was highly active in 2018. Here's a brief overview of what we did and where we were last year. ​Have a look at the ETC annual infographic.

10 Jan 2019 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Kiribati

• Prolonged fever: French Polynesia

Other updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

• American Samoa reports one case of Meningococcal B in a 2 month old returned traveler from New Zealand. The patient was treated and has recovered. Source: Personal communication with American Samoa Department of Health Epidemiologist.

Dengue

07 Jan 2019 description

THAILAND

Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall in southern Thailand on 4 January, bringing widespread and torrential rainfall affecting 720,885 people and damaging farmland and houses in 16 provinces. Provincial authorities are leading the relief operation with support from national government, Thai Red Cross and local NGOs.

720,880 people affected

PACIFIC

07 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Tonga

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 3 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE MONA
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 2:00PM MONDAY 07 JANUARY 2019 TONGAN ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. A TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA AND IS NOW CANCELLED FOR VAVA’U. WARNINGS FOR LAND AREAS: A GALE WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS. A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR THE NIUAS AND IS NOW INFORCE FOR VAVA’U LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS.

07 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Tonga

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 2 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE MONA
ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 11:00AM MONDAY 07 JANUARY 2019 TONGAN ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. A TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING IS NOW INFORCE FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA. WARNINGS FOR LAND AREAS: A GALE WARNING IS NOW INFORCE FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS. A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR THE NIUAS LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS.

07 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Tonga

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 FOR TONGA ON TROPICAL CYCLONE MONA ISSUED FROM THE FUA’AMOTU TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE AT 09:00AM MONDAY 07 JANUARY 2019 TONGAN ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW INFORCE FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA. WARNINGS FOR LAND AREAS: A GALE WARNING IS NOW INFORCE FOR VAVA’U, HA’APAI, TONGATAPU AND ‘EUA LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS. A STRONG WIND WARNING REMAINS INFORCE FOR THE NIUAS LAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS.

20 Dec 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Kiribati

  • Prolonged fever: French Polynesia

Other update:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

13 Dec 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

Other update:

Dengue:

  • An outbreak was declared by the Republic of Palau on 7 December 2018 following the first ever laboratory confirmation of two cases with dengue serotype-3. Source: Palau Ministry of Health.
11 Dec 2018 description

DENGUE

Dengue 2 : fin des épidémies dans le Pacifique, circulation inter-épidémique à la Réunion
Dengue 1 : circulation à Wallis et Futuna, à Nauru, en Guadeloupe et à Saint-Martin

MENINGITE A MENINGOCOQUE

Epidémie à méningocoque C à Fidji
Circulation de méningocoque W en Nouvelle-Zélande

06 Dec 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

  • Diarrhoea: Cook Islands

There are no new updates this week.

29 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Prolonged fever: Tonga

Other Updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

27 Nov 2018 description

DENGUE

Dengue 2 : fin des épidémies dans le Pacifique, épidémie en cours à la Réunion
Dengue 1 : circulation en France, à Wallis et Futuna, en Guadeloupe et à Saint-Martin

MENINGITE A MENINGOCOQUE

Epidémie à méningocoque C à Fidji

Circulation de méningocoque W en Nouvelle Zélande

WEST NILE

Circulation en France

22 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Samoa.

Other Updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

16 Nov 2018 description

In February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita brought devastating winds of more than 140 miles per hour and extensive flooding to the Kingdom of Tonga, causing widespread damage to the Pacific island nation. According to the Government of Tonga (GoT), the storm affected 75,000 people, or approximately 70 percent of Tonga’s population, with the storm damaging or destroying nearly 2,250 houses and resulting in $156 million in damage to crops and infrastructure on the worst-affected islands of ‘Eua and Tongatapu.

16 Nov 2018 description

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

Other Update:

Meningococcal Disease

13 Nov 2018 description

DENGUE

Dengue 2 : épidémie en cours ou circulation active aux Samoa Américaines, Réunion et France Dengue 1 : France

FIEVRE TYPHOÏDE

Epidémie à Fidji

WEST NILE

Circulation en France

13 Nov 2018 description

The authorities in Tonga are warning of a high likelihood of drought in the coming months.

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