Via the Vanuatu Daily Post: 313 RECORDED DENGUE CASES. Excerpt:
The Ministry of Health has reported that since the outbreak of dengue was announced, dengue is now wide-spread throughout the whole of Port Vila town and spreading to Luganville, Santo, where 10 cases were confirmed as of last week.
During the week of January 20 to 26, 157 dengue cases, of which 24 were confirmed by rapid test were recorded in Port Vila. Most of them were notified by Vila Central Hospital but several private clinics have also reported cases.
The number of cases reported has increased compared to the week before and cases recorded from all suburbs seem to indicate that dengue is now wide-spread over the whole town. In Luganville, 10 confirmed cases have been reported since last week.
Up to January 30, the total number of cases recorded for Vanuatu since the beginning of the outbreak is 313 of which 71 were confirmed.
At the moment, the Ministry of Health has activated enhanced surveillance in health facilities in Port Vila and the main towns in the country. With support from World Health Organisation, case management capacity has been strengthened in the Vila Central hospital and the laboratory provided with rapid tests.