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World: Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique - Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W45 2018 (Nov 05-Nov 11)

Source: World Health Organization Country: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (France), Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, World
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 New Zealand: The latest report provided on 13 November 2018, a significant increase in Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W (MenW). Compared with 2017, the number has doubled in 2018 with 24 cases reported as of 5 November, 2018 including 6 deaths. The Northland region is the most affected area in 2018 with 7 of the 24 cases from this region. Source: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/meningococcal/meningococcal-disease-information-general-practitioners-and-emergency-departments Polio No new cases for circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported this week from PNG. Total number of cases for the country in 2018 remains at 21. Source: Polio Global Eradiaction Initiative

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