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Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
PSSS, EPI – WK 22, 2022 Influenza-like Illness (ILI) cases compared to WK 21, 2022 ILI cases are as tabulated as below for comparison. For an added perspective on the figures and trends percentage, country sentinel sites reporting for WKs 21 & 22 are also shown.
Actual increase in the number of ILI cases is seen in Vanuatu, Kiribati, RMI, FSM and Palau.
A reduction of ILI cases were seen in CNMI for the week. The decrease seen in Solomon Islands and New Caledonia may be due to the decreased number of sites reported for the week.
Nil ILI cases were reported for the week from Tuvalu, Tokelau and Pitcairn Islands.
No reports were available from Fiji, W&F, French Polynesia, Tonga and Samoa for the week.
American Samoa, Guam and Nauru have not participated in the surveillance.
Surveillance figures are not intended to capture all country cases but to describe trends over time and are invaluable when trends rise beyond country baselines which should then trigger alerts and timely actions to characterize the actual nature and magnitude of the disease.
Maintaining surveillance of influenza and monitoring SARS-CoV-2 adapting Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) and sentinel systems during the COVID-19 pandemic:
o WHO guidelines for the implementation of the Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR Assay into the influenza and COVID-19 integrated surveillance Refer here
As of June 09, 2022 a total of 538,563,517 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed including 6,327,685 (1%) deaths and 511,682,992 (99%) recoveries from 215 Countries and Territories. Out of this, currently 20,516,161 (99.8%) are mild cases and 36,679 (0.2%) are serious cases.
As of June 09, 2022, in the Western Pacific Region, there were 61,589,147 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 233,099 deaths.
Pacific Island Countries COVID-19 situation report as follows:
Pacific dashboard COVID-19 can be accessed here.
Following the 11th IHR Emergency Committee for COVID-19 on 11 April 2022, the Director-General confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute a PHEIC, and issued the following new Temporary Recommendations for States Parties (SP) in relation to International Traffic: link
MODIFIED: Lift international traffic bans and continue to adjust travel measures, based on risk assessments. Link to WHO advice for international traffic in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
MODIFIED: Do NOT require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for international travel as the only pathway or condition permitting international travel. States Parties should consider a risk-based approach to the facilitation of international travel Link to Interim position paper: considerations regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers; Link to Policy considerations for implementing a risk-based approach to international travel in the context of COVID-19
WHO has developed the following interim guidance documents:
Monkeypox Q&A (20 May 2022)
Surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing for monkeypox: Interim guidance (22 May 2022)
Laboratory testing for the monkeypox virus: Interim guidance (23 May 2022)
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