Epidemiological update: outbreak of Zika virus in French Polynesia
On 6 November 2013, Public Health Authorities in French Polynesia reported of an outbreak of sub-febrile and eruptive syndrome due to Zika virus spreading across the archipelago since week 41 of 2013. An outbreak of dengue type 1 and 3 is on-going in the archipelago since February 2013.
Chikungunya in Pacific Region
As of 15 October, 59 chikungunya cases have been reported in the commune of Teva i Uta, Tahiti, French Polynesia . No fatalities had been associated with this event.
Epidemiological update: Complications potentially linked to the Zika virus outbreak, Brazil and French Polynesia
On 18 April 2014, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) announced a laboratory confirmed case of MERS-CoV infection in a 69 year old male patient.