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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014
Peer Reviewed Report Available Online Only

Preparedness for Threat of Chikungunya in the Pacific

Adam RothComments to Author , Damian Hoy, Paul F. Horwood, Berry Ropa, Thane Hancock, Laurent Guillaumot, Keith Rickart, Pascal Frison, Boris Pavlin, and Yvan Souares
Author affiliations: Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia (A. Roth, D. Hoy, P. Frison, Y. Souares); Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea (P.F. Horwood); National Department of Health, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (B. Ropa); Yap State Department of Health Services, Federated States of Micronesia (T. Hancock); Institut Pasteur, Noumea (L. Guillaumot); Queensland Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (K. Rickart); World Health Organization, Port Moresby (B. Pavlin)

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Table 1

Spread of chikungunya epidemic based on case reports, Papua New Guinea, 2012–2013*

Province Date reports or rumors of cases occurred Date cases laboratory confirmed Total no. cases
West Sepik 2012 Jun 2012 Oct >1,500
East New Britain 2012 Nov 2013 Jan >1,500
West New Britain 2013 Mar
New Ireland 2013 Jan 2013 Jan
Sanambiet Island (Lihir Island) 2013 Jan 2013 Jan
Madang 2012 Dec 2013 Apr
Morobe 2012 Dec 2013 Feb
Jiwaka 2013 May
Southern Highlands 2013 May
Chimbu 2013 Mar 2013 Apr
Eastern Highlands 2013 Mar
Oro 2013 Mar
National Capital District (Port Moresby) 2013 Apr
Milne Bay 2013 Jun
Manus 2013 Apr 2013 May

*Blank cells indicate missing or incomplete data. For some provinces, only positive laboratory cases were reported without corresponding reports of cases and vice versa. Few provinces reported total number of cases.

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