Emerging disease surveillance and response

Dengue Situation Updates (12 August 2014)

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region


Northern Hemisphere

In the last past weeks, Malaysia has experienced an increase in new dengue cases. As of 23 July:
• Cumulative number of reported cases: 53,246
• Cumulative number of deaths reported: 147

The Philippines are experiencing a lower level of Dengue than in 2013.
As of 19 July (Table 1):
• Cumulative number of reported cases: 35,264
• Cumulative number of deaths reported: 134

Singapore: Total number of reported dengue cases from January until 2 Aug 2014
(Table 2).
• Cumulative number of reported cases: 12,257
• Cumulative number of deaths: 4


Mekong area

Cambodia has experienced a relatively stable number of new cases reported per week during 2014 (Table 3). Overall Cambodia continues to experience a much lower number of cases than in 2012 and 2013.
• Cumulative cases reported 2014: 1,520
• Cumulative deaths reported 2014: 11
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 141

Lao PDR continues to experience a lower number of cases than the mean (Table 4).
• Cumulative cases reported 2014: 1,147
• Cumulative deaths reported 2014: 0

Viet Nam continues to experience a lower number of cases reported per month than the same period in 2012 and 2013.
• Cumulative cases reported 2014: 9,331
• Cumulative deaths reported 2014: 8
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 1,353


Southern Hemisphere

Australia continues to experience a lower number of cases reported per month than the same period in 2012 and 2013 (Table 5).
• Cumulative of cases reported 2014: 1,147
• Cumulative of deaths reported 2014: NA
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 38


Pacific Island

Currently there are reports of dengue cases occurring in the Pacific including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

Fiji: The latest available data from January to 22 June:
• Cumulative number of reported cases: 26,595 • Cumulative number of deaths reported : 16

French Polynesia: The latest official available data until week 24 (Table 6).

Nauru: There were no new cases reported in Epi week 29. As of 15 July 2014:
• Cumulative number of suspected cases: 243
• Cumulative number of suspected cases, tested positive: 88

Tuvalu: As of 4 July 2014:
• Cumulative number of suspected cases: 408
• Cumulative number of positive RDT cases : 195

New Caledonia: Noumea continues to experience a lower number of cases reported per week than in 2013 and a similar experience to 2012 (Table 7).
• Cumulative cases reported 2014: 105
• Cumulative deaths reported 2014: NA
• Cases reported in the latest reporting period: 0


Syndromic surveillance summary

Pacific Islands

Pacific Syndromic surveillance data of reported cases with prolonged fever which can be dengue associated.


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