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Health Surveillance and Disease Management / Veterinary Public Health / Zoonoses

PAHO Regional Program on Zoonoses

Zoonoses / animal health

Mission: Support PAHO Member States in the surveillance, prevention, control, and eradication of zoonotic diseases and animal attacks.

Areas of Work

  • Elimination of human rabies transmitted by dogs.
  • Promotion of intersectoral and interprogrammatic activities in the areas of surveillance, prevention, and control of zoonoses and animal attacks in neglected populations.
  • Surveillance and preparedness in the face of emerging and reemerging zoonoses such as zoonotic avian influenza, bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE, commonly called "mad cow disease"), and West Nile Virus (WNV).
  • Conservation of neotropical primates; biomedical models for human diseases and vaccines.

New Location of the PAHO Veterinary Public Health Unit:

PAHO Links
- Zoonoses/Animal
- Rabies
- Avian Influenza
- West Nile Virus
- Yellow Fever
- Leishmaniasis
- Anthrax
- Food Safety
- Bovine Tuberculosis
- Bovine Spongiform
   Encephalopathy (BSE,
   often called
   "mad cow disease")
- Brucellosis

WHO Links
- Zoonoses
- Human & Animal Rabies
- Avian Influenza
- Anthrax
- Brucellosis
- Encephalopathy, bovine
   spongiform (BSE)
- Leishmaniasis
- Food Safety

Other International Organizations
- Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
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Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

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