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World: Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System Weekly Bulletin / Système de Surveillance Syndromique dans le Pacifique - Bulletin Hebdomadaire: W1 2019 (Dec 31-Jan 6)

Source: World Health Organization Country: American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia (France), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Caledonia (France), Northern Mariana Islands (The United States of America), Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu, World
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 • Vanuatu reports an imported case in a traveler from Solomon Islands. Serotype result pending. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health. • New Caledonia declared an outbreak on 21 December 2018. Majority of the cases are dengue serotype-2 with 10 % hospitalization rate. For further details please refer to PacNet post by Ludovic Floury on 7 January 2019.

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