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Epidemiological Alerts Archives, 2003–2008
(Note: Series renamed, formerly EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas.)
The purpose of these alerts is to disseminate information on the latest public-health events that have been identified as risks to health, trade, and/or international travel. Most of these events are primarily due to infectious agents, while others are due to chemical or physical agents. The PAHO Epidemiological Alerts published at the regional level (for the Americas) complement the WHO Disease Outbreak News published at the global level. The latest issues can be found at the new site, 2009 onwards.
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Surveillance

Featured Surveillance Items

Annual Report of the Monitoring/Surveillance Network for Resistance to Antibiotics, 2004 (Brasilia, Brazil, 27-29 July 2005)
The report of this annual meeting provides country data for 2004 on antimicrobials, bacterial and hospital (nosocomial) infections, and enteric and non-enteric pathogens.
amr-2004.htm

Nosocomial Infection Program Rapid Evaluation Guide (Washington, DC, July 2005)
The purpose of this guide is to (a) provide orientation for hospital directors on review and improvement of the nosocomial infection programs that all such facilities should have, and (b) provide a general overview rather than specifics on the status of hospital nosocomial infection prevention and control activities. This page provides a description and access to the full text.
amr-guiaInfecIH.htm amr-guiaInfecIH.pdf

Recommendations of a Group of Experts: Standards for the Use of Automated Identification Systems for Bacteria and Susceptibility to Antimicrobials (Brasilia, Brazil, 26–28 October 2004)
The general objective of the Expert Committee was to define the processes that guarantee the quality of the information generated by automated systems for identifying bacteria and testing susceptibility to antimicrobial drugs. Specifically, they wanted to identify critical points and criteria for internal quality control, define a program for external performance evaluation, and prepare a short guide for technical evaluation visits. This page offers a summary in English and access to the full text in Spanish.
amr-GuiaAutoEvalDesemp.htm

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Situation Reports

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WHO Report on Infectious Diseases: Overcoming Microbial Resistance

Annual Status Reports

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Annual Report of the Monitoring/Surveillance Network for Resistance to Antibiotics, 2004 (Brasilia, Brazil, 27-29 July 2005)

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Annual Regional Report from Countries Participating in the Network for Monitoring and Surveillance of Resistance to Antibiotics (2002 data) (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10–13 May 2003)

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Annual Regional Meeting of Countries Participating in the Monitoring/Surveillance Network on Resistance to Antibiotics (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 17-19 April 2002)

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Annual Regional Meeting of Countries Participating in the Network for Monitoring/Surveillance of Resistance to Antibiotics (Asunción, Paraguay, 31 January–February 2001)

Incidence/Mortality/Case Fatality

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Number of Cholera Cases in the Americas (1990–2006)

Guidelines and Manuals

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Sterilization Manual for Health Centers

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A Guide to Healthy Food Markets

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Nosocomial Infection Program Rapid Evaluation Guide (Washington, DC, July 2005)

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Practical Guide for in vivo Antimalarial Drug-Efficacy Studies in the Americas (RAVREDA-AMI, revised version, October 2003)

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Resistance Surveillance

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Vth Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Amazon Countries

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Third Joint Meeting of the Networks for Surveillance of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 26-28 February 2004)

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An Update on Quality Assurance and Procurement through WHO for Improving Access to Artemisinin-based Combination Treatments (ACTs) for Malaria

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Pan American Health Organization's Proposed Contribution to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / Latin America and Caribbean Bureau's Amazon Malaria Initiative (AMI): Project Proposal and Workplans for Years 2 & 3 (March 2003)

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Epidemiological Surveillance Systems (ESS)

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Second Meeting of a Surveillance Network for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) in the Southern Cone Region (Brasilia, Brazil, 11-13 May 1999)

Health Profiles and Data

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Regional Core Health Data System - Indicators Glossary

Country Profiles

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Number of Cholera Cases in the Americas (1990–2006)

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