Chikunguna has claimed six lives in the Pacific with nations reporting seven additional illnesses currently affecting their populations.
According to a Public Health Update issued by the Ministry of Health’s (M.O.H.) from its National Disease Surveillance and International Health Regulations Division (N.D.S.I.H.D.) yesterday, chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in Samoa, American Samoa, French Polynesia and Tokelau.
The report cites information offered in the latest Pacific Syndromic Surveillance System*.