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  • Fiji: 2019/2020 Measles

    Source: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/...clared-in-fiji

    Measles outbreak declared in Fiji
    5:51 am today

    Fiji's Ministry of Health has declared a measles outbreak in the Serua and Namosi areas, to the south of Suva.

    It said there have been two confirmed cases and two suspected cases at the Wailali Settlement in Wainadoi.

    One person was in hospital, and the other three had either recovered or were recovering at home.

    Anyone who was at Navua Hospital on Tuesday evening, or the IMCI children's clinic on Wednesday morning is being urged to contact medical officers...

  • #2
    Source: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/3-ne...measles-cases/

    Three new confirmed measles cases
    Lena Reece Senior Multimedia Journalist
    November 19, 2019 8:25 am

    There are now seven confirmed cases of measles from Serua/Namosi Subdivision.

    The Ministry of Health confirms a 7-month-old and a 3-month-old from Wainadoi, and a 19-year-old from Navunikabi in Namosi have contracted measles.

    There are another 2 suspected cases in Navunikabi Namosi...

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    • #3
      Source: https://coracourier.com/fiji-measles...rises-to-nine/


      Fiji measles: Number of cases rises to nine
      Written by Cora Contributor November 20, 2019

      Parents in Fiji have been urged to vaccinate their children against measles. Photo: Fiji govt/Facebook

      The number of measles cases in Fiji has risen to nine, as restrictions are placed on the limited supplies of the vaccine.

      The latest case is a 15-year-old from Wainadoi and a two-year-old child has been placed in isolation at Suva‘s main hospital.

      The health ministry says the cases stemmed from the first discovery in the Serua/Namosi subdivision near the capital...

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/heal...tches-measles/

        Woman latest measles victim
        Kelly Vacala Multimedia Journalist
        November 22, 2019 8:57 pm

        There are now ten confirmed cases of measles in the country.

        The latest confirmed case is a 25-year-old pregnant woman from Samabula, Suva

        The Health Ministry says the woman presented to the CWM Hospital on Thursday and is currently admitted under isolation...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Centre...STRY-OF-HEALTH

          MEASLES UPDATE FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
          27/11/2019

          Since the last update on November 22nd 2019 there are now 13 confirmed cases of measles. The latest confirmed cases are a 22 year old from Wailali Settlement and a 16 year old from Navunikabi, both in the Serua/Namosi Subdivision. The third case is a 1-year-old child from Vatuwaqa Suva, who was admitted at CWM Hospital but has since been discharged.

          A 25-year-old pregnant woman, who was mentioned as a confirmed case in the last update, has also been discharged from isolation at the CWM Hospital. Currently there are no confirmed measles patients admitted in hospital, but this can change and the following restrictions at CWM are now in place:


          The new visiting hour is 2.00pm to 3.00pm from Monday to Sunday.
          Only one visitor will be allowed for each patient during the stated visiting hour.
          Restrictions to visiting the intensive care unit for children and adults, and the designated Measles Isolation wards will be in place.
          Triage sites are set up to assess and treat children, adults and pregnant mothers.


          To date all but 2 of the confirmed cases are from, or are linked to, the Serua/Namosi Subdivision. And all the confirmed cases are in the Central Division.

          Suspected cases continue to be reported, tested, and cleared when their results are confirmed negative by the National Public Health Laboratory. This includes an 11-year-old student of the Fiji School for the Blind, a suspected case who tested negative and was cleared, and a 1-year-old Kiribati national who also tested negative and was cleared.

          The respective Sub-divisional Outbreak Response Teams continue to rapidly respond to notification of all cases and will not wait for a case to be confirmed by laboratory testing before launching the necessary interventions to prevent spread of the disease. The response includes isolation of the case, quarantine and vaccination of contacts and at-risk communities, as appropriate.

          As mentioned in the past, the measles vaccine is now in limited supply and therefore will be prioritized to those who are at the greatest risk of catching and spreading measles. Currently the free vaccine is only available to:


          Children as per the routine national immunization schedule (at 12 months and 18 months of age). This includes children who have not received those 2 doses of the vaccine as scheduled.



          The residents of Serua/Namosi


          Contacts of a measles case will also continue to be vaccinated as determined by the respective outbreak response team.

          The only exceptions to those in the above groups are pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems, and those with a known allergy to the vaccine. These people should not be vaccinated

          This current restriction will change after new vaccine stock arrives later this week – when it will be made available to further targeted groups identified by the Measles Taskforce. More information on these groups will be released shortly in an advisory...

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          • #6
            Source: https://fijivillage.com/news/14th-ca...nistry-52sk9r/

            14th case of measles confirmed by Health Ministry
            By Semi Turaga
            Thursday 28/11/2019

            There are now 14 confirmed cases of measles in Fiji with the latest confirmed case being a 36-year-old from Makosoi, Deuba in the Serua/Namosi subdivision.

            The Health Ministry is strongly advising against non-essential travel to Serua/Namosi.

            This includes, but is not limited to, the areas of Wainadoi, Nabukavesi, Namosi, Navua, and Deuba.

            The Health Ministry says it continues to hear about residents of Serua/Namosi planning for gatherings that will bring people from across the country and overseas.

            They are advised in the strongest terms that until outbreak precautions are ceased in Serua/Namosi, all such gatherings should be deferred.

            This includes private celebrations such as weddings and family gatherings...

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            • #7
              Source: http://www.health.gov.fj/?p=7792

              29 Nov 2019
              Media Release no 10. Measles update from Ministry of Health and medical services.

              Sunil Chandra Comments Off on Media Release no 10. Measles update from Ministry of Health and medical services.





              Since the last update on November 27th 2019 there are now 14 confirmed cases of measles. The latest confirmed case is a 36 year old from Makosoi, Deuba in Serua/Namosi.
              As highlighted in previous advisories, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is strongly advising against non-essential travel to Serua/Namosi. This includes, but is not limited to, the areas of Wainadoi, Nabukavesi, Namosi, Navua, and Deuba.
              Measles is very contagious. To help stop the spread of the disease, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services also advises Fijians in the strongest possible terms, to take the following precautions:
              • Avoid non-essential travel to Serua/Namosi. The Ministry of Health continues to hear about residents of Serua/Namosi planning for gatherings that will bring people from across the country and overseas. We advise in the strongest terms that until outbreak precautions are ceased in Serua/Namosi, all such gatherings should be deferred. This includes private celebrations such as weddings and family gatherings. If you need to travel to Serua/Namosi, please get vaccinated against measles at least two weeks before travel. Please avoid taking those that cannot get vaccinated (e.g. babies under the age of 6 months and pregnant women) to the outbreak area of Serua/Namosi.
              • Avoid holding or attending large gatherings of people, especially in Central Division, but also those that bring participants from across the country or overseas (such as youth camps, religious gatherings, graduation ceremonies, sporting events, etc). Measles can spread very easily among large groups of people if they are not immune, who can then take the disease back into their communities.
              • If you are holding an event with international visitors, or participants from an outbreak area, please strongly encourage them to get vaccinated against measles at least two (2) weeks before travel. This especially applies to visitors traveling from other countries with measles outbreaks i.e. New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga.
              As mentioned in the past, the measles vaccine is currently in limited supply and therefore will be prioritized to those who are at the greatest risk of catching and spreading measles. This current restriction will change after new vaccine stock arrives later this week – when it will be made available to targeted groups published in the measles advisory.
              Currently the free vaccine is only available to:
              • Children as per the routine national immunization schedule (at 12 months and 18 months of age). This includes children who have not received those 2 doses of the vaccine as scheduled.
              • The residents of Serua/Namosi
              Contacts of a measles case will also continue to be vaccinated as determined by the respective outbreak response team.
              The only exceptions to those in the above groups are pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems, and those with a known allergy to the vaccine. These people should not be vaccinated...





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              • #8
                Source: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/fiji...ncrease-to-15/

                Fiji’s measles cases increase to 15
                Maggie Boyle Senior Multimedia Journalist
                December 2, 2019 5:23 pm

                There are now 15 confirmed cases of measles.

                According to a statement from the Ministry of Health this hour, the latest confirmed case is a 38-year old from Nasilai Village in Nakelo – Rewa subdivision.

                The Rewa sub-divisional Outbreak Response Team is rapidly responding to notification of this latest case.

                The response includes isolation of the case, and quarantine and vaccination of contacts and the at risk community as appropriate...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/24-y...easles-victim/

                  Measles numbers up to 16
                  Kelly Vacala Multimedia Journalist kelly.vacala@fbc.com.fj |
                  December 4, 2019 8:29 pm

                  There are now 16 confirmed cases of measles in the country.

                  The latest confirmed case is a 24-year-old from Sakoca in Tacirua, Suva.

                  The Health Ministry says the Suva Subdivisional Outbreak Response Team has rapidly responded to this latest case.

                  The 16 cases to date are from the following areas in the Central Division:

                  • 11 cases from the Serua/Namosi Subdivision (Wailali, Wainadoi, Navunikabi, and Makosoi Deuba)

                  • 3 cases from Suva Subdivision (Samabula, Vatuwaqa, and Tacirua).

                  • 2 cases from Rewa Subdivision (Koronivia, Nasilai Village Nakelo)...

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                  • #10
                    Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138611055.htm

                    Fiji reports 18 confirmed measles cases
                    Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-06 17:10:51|Editor: Shi Yinglun

                    SUVA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Confirmed cases of measles have reached 18 in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji which reported its first case of measles in November this year.

                    According to a government statement on Friday, the Fijian Health Ministry said the latest confirmed cases are a 3-month-old baby and a 1-year-and-5-month-old child.

                    The ministry said that the outbreak response teams of the country have rapidly responded to the latest cases...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/heal...easles-victim/

                      Nine-month-old latest measles victim
                      Kelly Vacala Multimedia Journalist
                      December 11, 2019 12:35 pm

                      There are now 19 confirmed cases of measles.

                      The latest case is a 9-month-old from Davuilevu in Rewa who stayed at Saumakia Settlement in Naitasiri, and the Korovou Prison Compound in Suva.

                      The child is currently admitted in stable condition under isolation at the CWM Hospital...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/heal...me-situations/


                        Measles Outbreak: Health teams dealing with troublesome situations
                        Kelly Vacala Multimedia Journalist
                        December 12, 2019 12:49 pm

                        Teams carrying out the measles vaccination are having to deal with troublesome situations.

                        Health Minister, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete has revealed that some of his staff are being harassed while others have had personal effects stolen.

                        Dr Waqainabete says some are turning up to vaccination tents with ulterior motives...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.fijitimes.com/measles-ou...-climbs-to-21/


                          Measles outbreak: Fiji confirmed cases climbs to 21
                          Timoci Vula
                          14 December, 2019, 2:10 pm

                          FIJI now has 21 confirmed cases of measles, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has reported. In its fifteenth media update today since the measles outbreak last month, the ministry now confirms that the latest confirmed cases are a 13-year-old from Nasilai Village in Nakelo, Rewa; and a 27-year-old from Saumakia Village in Naitasiri..

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/heal...n-the-country/

                            23 now affected with measles in the country
                            Indra Singh Manager News and Sports
                            December 18, 2019 1:05 pm

                            There are now 23 confirmed cases of measles in the country.

                            The latest update from the Ministry of Health says the latest cases are a 13-month-old and a 20-year-old from Saumakia Village in Naitasiri.

                            The update says there have now been four confirmed cases from the village and this includes the 27-year-old and a 9-month-old from Davuilevu, who had stayed at in Saumaika.

                            The toddler had been admitted to CWM Hospital and has since been discharged...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.fijitimes.com/measles-ou...nfirmed-cases/

                              Measles outbreak: Fiji now records 24 confirmed cases
                              Talebula Kate
                              23 December, 2019, 6:49 pm

                              THERE are now 24 confirmed cases of measles. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Service the latest confirmed case is a three-month-old from Naikorokoro Village in Lami who is currently admitted under isolation at CWM Hospital in Suva. All earlier confirmed cases have recovered or are recovering well at home...

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