Dengue Situation Updates (15 July 2014)
Update on countries experiencing a large increase in Dengue cases
Currently there are reports of dengue cases occurring in the Pacific including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
French Polynesia: The number of laboratory confirmed Dengue cases continues to increase while there is a decrease in Dengue-like syndromes seen in consultation by a doctor participating in sentinel surveillance.
Nauru continues to experience a decrease in the weekly number of cases reported.
Samples have been sent to Institut Loius Malarde, French Polynesia for confirmatory serotyping.
In Tuvalu the number of cases reported per week is decreasing.
Dengue surveillance summary
This surveillance summary includes countries where local transmission of Dengue occurs and there is regular periodic reporting of case numbers.
Countries in the tropical zone
Both Singapore and Malaysia are experiencing an increase in case numbers during the past few weeks. The Philippines, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam continue to experience a low number of new cases reported and overall a lower level of Dengue than in previous years.
Malaysia has experienced an increase in new cases being reported during the last few weeks and continues to experience a higher level of Dengue than 2012 and 2013 during the same period.
The Philippines are experiencing a lower level of Dengue than in 2013.
Singapore has experienced an increase in new cases during the last few weeks. The number of cases reported in the most recent week exceeded the peak number of cases reported per week during 2013.
Cambodia has experienced a relatively stable number of new cases reported per week during 2014. Overall Cambodia continues to experience a much lower number of cases than in 2012 and 2013.
Countries in the temperate zone
Australia continues to experience a lower number of cases reported per month than the same period in 2012 and 2013.
New Caledonia. Noumea continues to experience a lower number of cases reported per week than in 2013 and a similar experience to 2012.
Syndromic surveillance summary
For further information on the dengue situation or its surveillance, please visit the following links:
- New Caledonia
- Pacific Islands and Territories