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Syndromic surveillance in Vanuatu since Cyclone Pam: a descriptive study

Worwor, George; Harries, A D; Merilles, Onofre Edwin A; Viney, Kerri; Rory, Jean Jacques; Taleo, George; Guyant, Philippe


In 2012, Vanuatu designed and implemented a syndromic surveillance system based on the guidelines developed by the Pacific Community and the World Health Organization to provide early warning of outbreaks and other important public health events. Four core syndromes were endorsed for surveillance: acute fever and rash, prolonged fever, influenza-like illness and acute watery diarrhoea. In March 2015, Vanuatu was struck by Cyclone Pam, after which several important changes and improvements to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response
DOI: 10.5365/wpsar.2016.7.3.009
Access Rights: Open Access


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