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Acute flaccid paralysis incidence and Zika virus surveillance, Pacific Islands
Abstract Problem The emergence of Zika virus has challenged outbreak surveillance systems in many at-risk, low-resource countries. As the virus has been linked with Guillain–Barré syndrome, routineExpand
Risk of COVID-19 importation to the Pacific islands through global air travel
Abstract On 30 January 2020, WHO declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global public health emergency. As of 12 March 2020, 125 048 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 118 countries had been reported. On 12Expand
Measles epidemic in Samoa and other Pacific islands.
Commentary: Zika Virus: the Latest Newcomer
We commend Saiz et al. (April 19) (Saiz et al., 2016) for their contribution to the growing body of evidence linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). With 13 countries orExpand
Getting back to basics during a public health emergency: a framework to prepare and respond to infectious disease public health emergencies.
This paper describes a simple framework developed by the World Health Organization, used to convey the concept of comprehensive and integrated public health response structures and to identify coreExpand
Exercise Paton: a simulation exercise to test New South Wales Emergency Departments' response to pandemic influenza.
Exercise Paton was a New South Wales-wide simulation exercise conducted on 30 November 2006, to test the response of New South Wales emergency departments (EDs), multipurpose services (MPSs), andExpand
Early warning epidemic surveillance in the Pacific island nations: an evaluation of the Pacific syndromic surveillance system
The Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System (PSSS), launched in 2010, provides a simple mechanism by which 121 sentinel surveillance sites in 21 Pacific island countries and areas perform routineExpand
The Pacific experience: supporting small island countries and territories to meet their 2012 International Health Regulations (2005) commitments.
ISSUE By 15 June 2012, States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005), or IHR (2005), were required to have established the core capacities required to implement Annex 1 of IHR (2005).Expand
Enhanced surveillance during a public health emergency in a resource-limited setting: Experience from a large dengue outbreak in Solomon Islands, 2016-17
Between August-2016 and April-2017, Solomon Islands experienced the largest and longest-running dengue outbreak on record in the country, with 12,329 suspected cases, 877 hospitalisations and 16Expand