Zoonoses/Animal Health

For more information, visit the Zoonoses Page of the Disease Prevention and Control Area of the Pan American Health Organization.

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The Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC)
The Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC), with which PAHO collaborates, was created to alleviate the burden of rabies across the world by promoting and implementing rabies control, prevention and education programmes whilst accounting for animal welfare and conservation issues--while always keeping in mind that rabies is a disease that can be both prevented and controlled. Newsletter: Rabid Bytes(27/Feb/2008)
In English       ARC  
en español     ARC  

Bird Flu: Preparation, Not Panic!
The City of Lakewood, Colorado, USA, has produced a useful 30-minute video program on avian influenza to educate the public on understanding the disease and what they can do to keep from getting sick. It is available at the link below.(23/Oct/2007)
In English       Video  

Avian Influenza
This page offers a comprehensive, organized listing of all PAHO materials on the topic of avian influenza (bird flu), as well as links to other sites with relevant information, mainly at WHO and in the Region of the Americas.(28/Apr/2006)
In English       HTML(20.81k)  
en español     HTML(22.18k)  

Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
This links is to the major online journal, which in turn also offers links to other scholarly articles on the topic.(18/Apr/2006)
In English       Liebert, Inc. Publishers  
en español     Liebert, Inc. Publishers  

GF-TADs: Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Diseases
The GF-TADs is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) which combines the strengths of both organisations in the fight against transboundary animal diseases (TADs) worldwide. It is composed of a global component at the OIE and FAO Headquarters level and of regional and sub-regional components. The ultimate aim of the Programme is to control and eradicate the most significant animal diseases including those transmissible to humans.(10/Apr/2006)
In English       OIE  
en español     OIE  

Pandemic Influenza
This page offers an organized listing of everything on the PAHO web on the topic of pandemic influenza, as well as links to other related sites, mainly at WHO and in the Region of the Americas.(31/Mar/2006)
In English       HTML(18.08k)  
en español     HTML(18.39k)  

Animal Health: Avian Influenza
This page sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations provides basic disease information on avian influenza from the perspective of agriculture and animal production, as well as the 6 Avian Flu Food Safety Precautions.(27/Mar/2006)
In English       FAO  
en español     FAO  
en Français    FAO  

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
This link goes to the website of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and its special section on avian influenza. Updates are also routinely posted on the OIE Home Page(27/Mar/2006)
In English       OIE Avian Influenza Page  
en español     OIE, Influenza aviar altamente patógena (peste aviar)  
en Français    OIE, Influenza aviaire hautement pathogène  

Travelers' Health
This information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC, a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center), helps orient travelers on anything they should know and precautions they should take when travelling to a given country.(23/Mar/2006)
In English       CDC  

International Travel and Health
This page links to WHO information related to international travel, helping to orient travellers as to the situation regarding disease prevalence or outbreaks in a given country and what precautions they should take. It provides an index by country, related links, and information on relevant publications.(23/Mar/2006)
In English       WHO  

Avian Influenza and Food Safety: Statement by Dr. LEE Jong-Wook, WHO Director-General
This brief news release offers basic information to the public on food-safety issues revolving around avian influenza.(27/Feb/2006)
In English       WHO  
en español     OMS  
en Français    OMS  

WHO's Flu Strike Force Plans for the Worst Case
WHO's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), over the next three months, plans to assemble a medical strike force that could be sent on six hours' notice to anyplace a potential pandemic emerges. No flu pandemic has ever been stopped or even controlled. GOARN's attempt would be the first, it being a "global fire brigade [whose] primary advice to countries is to prepare for this eventuality: emergence, silent or otherwise, of a pandemic virus that spreads worldwide more quickly than we have the capacity to contain, in a series of waves, with a very high attack rate on the population." (19/Dec/2005)
In English       Washington Post  

Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions
This WHO site answers to over 20 of the most frequently asked questions users have about avian influenza (bird flu).(3/Nov/2005)
In English       WHO  
en español     HTML(32.41k)   PDF(402.23k)  
en Français    OMS/CSR  

Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus
This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States constitutes a valuable resource in providing basic information on avian influenza and thus provides answers to users' most frequently asked questions.(28/Oct/2005)
In English       CDC  
en español     CDC, Página gripe aviar  

Ten things you need to know about pandemic influenza
This page from the Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response section of the World Health Organization (WHO) provides answers to common questions about a flu pandemic, including how pandemic influenza is different from avian influenza.(28/Oct/2005)
In English       WHO/CSR  
en español     OMS/CSR  

Regional Events Directory, Veterinary Public Health
This list shows upcoming events in the area of veterinary public health, zoonoses, and animal health. It is kept updated by the Veterinary Public Health Virtual Library (VHS) of the Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PANAFTOSA).(19/Sep/2005)
In English       PANAFTOSA  
en español     PANAFTOSA  
em Português PANAFTOSA  

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers and WHO Reference Laboratory for Influenza in the Americas
This resource page links to the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza (located at the CDC in Atlanta), to the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals (located at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis), and to the WHO Reference Library for Influenza at the Division of Viral Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (part of the US Food and Drug Administration /FDA). It also links to the National Influenza Centers in the countries and to other influenza resources at CDC, PAHO and WHO.(16/Aug/2005)
In English       HTML(5.91k)  
en español     HTML(6.59k)  

Rabies
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on rabies, a zoonotic disease fatal to humans. The documents are organized according to the following categories: surveillance, prevention and control, PAHO activities, Other PAHO Materials, and General Information/Links. It also contains a listing of featured items for all categories with the most important documents from each, and a side bar containing frequently requested items, upcoming events, and/or new books.(15/Apr/2004)
In English       HTML(13.18k)  
en español     HTML(13.11k)  

Influenza
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on the influenza virus (flu virus). The documents are organized according to the following categories: surveillance, prevention and control, PAHO activities, Other PAHO Materials, and General Information/Links. It also contains a listing of featured items for all categories with the most important documents from each, and a customized sidebar with links to key items.(4/Mar/2004)
In English       HTML(10.62k)  
en español     HTML(11.7k)  

Anthrax
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on anthrax, a zoonotic disease that has emerged as a biological threat in the 21st century. The documents are organized according to the following categories: surveillance, prevention and control, PAHO activities, Other PAHO Materials, and General Information/Links. It also contains a listing of featured items for all categories with the most important documents from each, and a side bar containing frequently requested items, upcoming events, and/or new books.(14/Jan/2004)
In English       HTML(3.5k)  
en español     HTML(3.48k)  

Zoonoses / Animal Health
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on animal health and zoonoses (i.e. diseases that people can get from animals). The documents are organized according to the following categories: surveillance, prevention and control, PAHO activities, Other PAHO Materials, and General Information/Links. It also contains a listing of featured items for all categories with the most important documents from each, and a side bar containing frequently requested items, upcoming events, and/or new books.(12/May/2003)
In English       HTML(9.75k)  
en español     HTML(10.02k)