Epidemic and Emerging Pacific Disease Alerts September 28, 2020 – World

Highlights / updates from the last map was posted on PacNet on September 21, 2020

Dengue

  • DENV-3 in the Republic of the Marshall Islands: There were 3,636 cases of dengue-like disease reported by the Republic of the Marshall Islands between May 2019 and September 22, 2020. Two (2) deaths have been reported since June 2019. The outbreak is in progress. – Source: Dengue-3 Outbreak in Republic of the Marshall Islands Situation Report, 22 September 2020.

  • DENV-2 in Wallis and Futuna: A dengue serotype 2 outbreak is underway in Futuna. 20 cases have been reported in Futuna since 8 September 2020.– Source: Wallis and Futuna Health Agency Epidemiological Surveillance Bulletin 19/2020 posted on PacNet on 23 September 2020.

  • DENV-3 in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): A total of 1,803 cases of dengue-like disease and 5 deaths have been reported since January 1, 2019. of cases of dengue-like disease has declined in recent weeks. The warning is removed from the map. – Source: Type 3 Dengue Virus Outbreak, Yap State, Situation Report No. 38 – Epi Weeks 35-37, September 15, 2020.

  • DENV-1 and DENV-2 in Fiji: There has been a drop in dengue cases from a peak of 250 cases per week to less than 100 cases per week. * The red alert turns blue on the map. * – Source: Personal communication with national officials on 28 September 2020.

Leptospirosis

  • Leptospirosis in Fiji: There has been a decline in leptospirosis cases from peaking over 100 cases per week to less than 20 cases per week.The red alert changes to blue on the map.– Source: Personal communication with national officials on 28 September 2020.

Flu-like illness (ILI)

  • ILI in Samoa: An increase in ILI cases was observed in Samoa with 1,024 ILI cases reported in week 38. The etiology has yet to be confirmed. – Source: Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System, W38 2020 (14-20 September), sent on PacNet on 26 September 2020.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Australia: As of 27 September 2020, 27,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 872 deaths. Of the new cases reported, most were from Victoria. – Source: Department of Health, Government of Australia, accessed 28 September 2020.

  • New Zealand: As of September 28, 2020, 1,833 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 25 deaths have been reported by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health Access on 28 September 2020.

  • Hawaii: As of September 27, 2020, 12,116 cases of COVID-19 and 132 deaths have been reported by the Hawaii Department of Health. – Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health, accessed 27 September 2020.

  • Guam: As of September 27, 2020, 2,354 cases and 43 deaths have been reported by the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS). – Source: Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services, accessed September 28, 2020.

  • Papua New Guinea: As of September 27, 2020, 534 cases and 7 deaths have been reported in PNG. – Source: Papua New Guinea COVID-19, accessed 28 September 2020.

  • French Polynesia: As of 24 September 2020, 1,517 new cases have been confirmed since 15 July 2020. In total, 1,579 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths have been reported in French Polynesia between 10 March 2020 and 24 September 2020 – Source : Direction de la sante accessible on 28 September 2020.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of September 28, 2020, 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths have been reported by the CNMI. No new locally acquired cases have been reported for more than two incubation periods (28 days).– Source: Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, accessed September 28, 2020.

  • New Caledonia: As of September 27, 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the New Caledonia government. No new locally acquired cases have been reported for more than two incubation periods (28 days) – Source: Government of New Caledonia, accessed 28 September 2020.

Outside the Pacific

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