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    25 suspected cases of zika recorded in American Samoa

    Pacific/Regional News 08 Feb 2016

    PAGO PAGO (RNZI) — American Samoa’s Department of Health has recorded 25 suspected cases of the zika virus, but complications in the process of sending lab specimens to Honolulu to test for the virus have caused delays.

    According to a health official, the delay in sending specimens overseas is because the Honolulu lab which American Samoa uses has not been paid.

    New Zealand confirmed that one of its cases of zika was traced to American Samoa.

    According to health officials in the territory, the 46-year-old man had transited in Apia before traveling to New Zealand.

    There are no confirmed cases of zika in American Samoa.
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    http://www.mvariety.com/regional-new...american-samoa
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    American Samoa zika cases increase

    Updated 8 minutes ago

    The number of confirmed zika cases in American Samoa is now ten, up from eight early last week.

    According to a report from the Department of Health epidemiologist, Scott Anesi, the two new cases are pregnant women.

    This brings to three the number of pregnant women confirmed to have the zika virus which has been linked to birth defects.

    There are 271 suspected zika cases in the territory.
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    http://www.radionz.co.nz/internation...cases-increase
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      Zika: Primary objective is to protect pregnant women

      Tue, 03/15/2016 - 7:31am |

      DoH confirms one Zika case for Manu’a resident living in Tutuila
      By Fili Sagapolutele

      As of last Friday, there is now one suspected Zika virus case from Manu’a and the individual is temporarily staying on Tutuila, according to Health Department epidemiologist Magele Scott Anesi, who also noted that there are now 14 confirmed Zika cases of the more than 362 suspected cases in the Territory.
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      http://www.samoanews.com/content/en/...pregnant-women
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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        Source: http://www.radionz.co.nz/internation...american-samoa



        Over 400 suspected Zika cases in American Samoa
        7:46 am today

        There are now 403 suspected cases of Zika virus in American Samoa, according to the Department of Health's latest figures.

        Since the outbreak first surfaced late last year, 91 blood samples have been sent off island to test for mosquito-borne viruses including Zika, Dengue Fever, and Chikungunya -- which have similar symptoms.

        Of the samples sent off island, 14 cases have been confirmed as Zika, including in six pregnant women...

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