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21 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: American Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other Updates:

Polio

13 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Palau, FSM, Kiribati, Vanuatu, American Samoa

• Diarrhoea: Tokelau

Other Updates:

Polio

10 Sep 2018 description

The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) is a network of humanitarian organizations that work together to assist the Pacific island countries prepare for and respond to disasters. During disasters, the PHT provides support to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities in delivering a fast, effective and appropriate disaster response. Outside of disasters, the PHT works with the Pacific governments and partners to ensure that the necessary arrangements are in place to enable effective international support to nationally-led disaster response.

10 Sep 2018 description

The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative by the Governments and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in a disaster response. The CPP is developed and agreed with the national governments before a disaster. Throughout the process, national actors become more aware of the international tools and services and how they can be activated. This will enable a more ‘demand-driven’ response, tailored to the specific context.

06 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, Fiji,Tonga

Other Updates:

Leptospirosis

  • Wallis and Futuna confirms 13 cases in since January 2018. For further details please refer to Patrick Lambruschini's PacNet post on 5 September 2018.

Dengue

30 Aug 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week: 

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

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in **American Samoa**. As of 25 August, 2018 there have been 1,085 confirmed cases since 1 November 2016;. The outbreak appears to be slowing down. For further details please refer to Aifili Tufa's PacNet post on 28 August 2018.

29 Aug 2018 description

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Threat for the following coasts, stating:

  • TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF FIJI... NEW CALEDONIA... AND VANUATU.

27 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week: 

  • Acute Fever and Rash:  Tonga, Northern Mariana Island  

Other Updates: 

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in **Kiribati**. As of 16 August, 2018 there have been 1,778 cases since February 2018; including 217 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down.

Source: Dengue-like illness SitRep No 29, Ministry of Health and Medical Services. 

Polio 

16 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, Kiribati, French Polynesia

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 11 August, 2018 there have been 1,756 cases since February 2018; including 217 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down.

Source: Dengue-like illness SitRep No 28, Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

02 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, FSM, Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 31 July there have been 1,707 cases since February 2018; including 211 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down. Source Dengue-like illness SitRep No 26, Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna.

State of emergency volcanic eruption

26 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga

Other Updates:

Influenza

Global influenza update as of 8 July :

19 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 16 July there have been 1435 cases including 32 hospitalisations and two deaths. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Kiribati Ministry of Health and Health Services.

13 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: American Samoa, Kiribati, Northern Marianna Islands, Samoa

  • Influenza-like illness: Cook Islands

Other Updates:

Adverse Event Following Immunisation:

05 Jul 2018 description

There was no syndrome flagged this week.

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 22 June there have been 1353 cases including 30 hospitalised cases and one death.

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna. As of 3 July there have been 188 cases including 21 hospitalisations since September 2017. For further details please refer to Patrick Lambruschini's PacNet post on 26 June 2018.

29 Jun 2018 description

Limited take-up so far is linked to small island nations' reluctance to foot the bill for the effects of climate change, says insurance expert

By Jared Ferrie

PHNOM PENH, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pacific island nations are some of the world's most disaster-prone countries, yet only a handful have signed up to an insurance scheme that dispenses rapid payouts in a crisis – a situation experts hope to change.

The United Nations says only about 8 percent of disaster losses are covered in the Asia-Pacific region.

28 Jun 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged: 

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati, Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga
  • Dengue-like illness: Samoa 

Other Update:

Polio

21 Jun 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga

Other Updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease:

15 Jun 2018 description

An international initiative to improve early warning systems against extreme weather and support climate change adaptation is gaining momentum to protect more people in more places. Financing has been extended to cover the Caribbean and West African regions.

15 Jun 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu

Other Updates:

Dengue:

· Fiji had declared the dengue outbreak over. The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported in a decrease in the number of dengue fever cases reported nationally in the last six weeks. The number of cases at present is at the levels usually seen during this time of the year. Source: Media

07 Jun 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu

Other Updates:

Dengue:

• Kiribati : As of 4 June there have been 665 dengue-like illness cases since 21 March 2018. There have been 18 hospitalised cases, and one death in a 9 year old who presented with symptoms of severe dengue. Source: Kiribati MHMS