Fotuna: Five new cases of filariasis in children were diagnosed

Fotuna: Five new cases of filariasis in children were diagnosed

Filariasis is still transmitted in Futuna. During the investigation to evaluate the transmission of lymphoma in sister island schools during the period from Monday, May 13 to May 17, 2024, 5 new cases were diagnosed in children.


Five new cases of filariasis have been detected among the youngest children on Futuna, and this is the result of an investigation carried out two weeks ago in the schools on our sister island.

A look back at this investigation into Futuna Schools, reporting by Malia Fatima Bagatelle and Tulliano Talomavia.

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This process was carried out after active monitoring of the disease in the region, and after the discovery of positive cases on the sister island in 2023. Since October 2023, more than 10 cases have been detected in Futuna, some among children.

The first step of this investigation consists of distributing forms to parents with consent requests. The goal of the health agency is to collect Data on the transmission of this disease so that we can take appropriate control measures.

Clarifications by Clément Couto, the medical information technician in charge of surveillance, being questioned by Violetta Kikanui.

Investigation report into filariasis in Futuna schools



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Positive cases detected will be taken care of by the health agency. A second phase of the investigation will be organised. This is the screening campaign for those wishing to undergo screening among adults, especially children who did not participate in the first phase of screening. Interpretations by Clement Couto

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Manage positive cases and continue investigation



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