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20 Sep 2018 description

About 3000 people in American Samoa have had their crops damaged by Cyclone Gita in February according to the territory's agriculture director.

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19 Sep 2018 description

Produced by the American Samoa Department of Health Surveillance Office.

Data collected with the assistance of LBJ Hospital's MIS Team and the territory's health care providers. Please contact the Surveillance Office through e-mail (surveillance@doh.as ) or phone (684-699-4606).

05 Sep 2018 description

Produced by the American Samoa Department of Health Surveillance Office.

Data collected with the assistance of LBJ Hospital's MIS Team and the territory's health care providers. Please contact the Surveillance Office through e-mail (surveillance@doh.as ) or phone (684-699-4606).

28 Aug 2018 description

Produced by the American Samoa Department of Health Surveillance Office.

Data collected with the assistance of LBJ Hospital's MIS Team and the territory's health care providers. Please contact the Surveillance Office through e-mail (surveillance@doh.as ) or phone (684-699-4606).

28 Aug 2018 description

Activities & General Updates

  • Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From Aug 19 – Aug25, Hawaii State Lab (HSL) released results for 3 samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 1 was tested positive. Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results.

  • Am. Samoa continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection. For Epi Weeks 34, HSL release results for 14 samples tested via RT-PCR, with 2 positive cases.

27 Aug 2018 description

Activities & General Updates

  • Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From Aug 1 – Aug, Hawaii State Lab released results for 81 samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 13 were tested positive. Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results.

  • Am. Samoa continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

For Epi Weeks 30 to 32, there was an average of 3 positive Dengue cases per week.

10 Aug 2018 description

American Samoa is expected to receive $US66.7 million in federal government assistance following Cyclone Gita.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

12 Jul 2018 description

Produced by the American Samoa Department of Health Surveillance Office.
Data collected with the assistance of LBJ Hospital's MIS Team and the territory's health care providers.
Please contact the Surveillance Office through e-mail (surveillance@doh.as ) or phone (684-699-4606).

29 Jun 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

  • Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From June 10 - 24, Hawaii State Lab released results for 81 samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 10 were tested positive.
    Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results.

  • Am. Samoa continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

16 Jun 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From May 15 – 25, Hawaii State Lab released results for 37 samples tested via ZIKA IgM MAC ELISA, 16 were tested positive. Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results. Awaiting PRNT testing. One of these patients is a pregnant women.

01 Jun 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016. From May 15 – 25, Hawaii State Lab released results for 113 samples tested via Zika MAC ELISA IgM testing, 10 were tested positive. Positive serology tests (IgM) for Zika was discussed and has been agreed to monitor PCR positive results. Awaiting PRNT testing. None of these patients were pregnant women.

17 May 2018 description

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016.

• Continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

• Am. Samoa continuing with weekly Unified Health Command meeting to update key leaders and inter departmental/agency partners.

• Dengue outbreak has been going on for 1 year (March 2017 – Present), 40 samples are sent to Hawaii State Lab weekly for confirmatory PCR testing for Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya.

17 May 2018 description

Some people in American Samoa, who received compensation for damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita, are having difficulty cashing their cheques.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

04 May 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

• Am. Samoa have not seen any ZIKV PCR positive cases since June 2016.

• Continue to see a decline in the ratio of samples that test positive for Dengue Virus infection.

• Am. Samoa continuing with weekly Unified Health Command meeting to update key leaders and inter departmental/agency partners.

27 Apr 2018 description

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has so far approved more than US$14 million under its Individual Assistance programme for people in American Samoa impacted by Tropical Storm Gita in February this year.

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26 Apr 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs

Epidemiology

Activities & General Updates

18 Apr 2018 description

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has launched a helpline in American Samoa for people still needing assistance after February's Cyclone Gita.

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05 Apr 2018 description

The chiefs of an American Samoan village are urging people with homes damaged by February's Cyclone Gita to use federal funds to make repairs to their property.

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21 Mar 2018 description

Inspectors from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving to conduct damage claim assessments on the ground in American Samoa following tropical cyclone Gita.

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21 Mar 2018 description

There's been a substantial increase in the number of homes in American Samoa reported to have been destroyed or damaged by Cyclone Gita last month.

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