Biological

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

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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)
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Smallpox
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on smallpox, a disease erradicated in the 20th century only to emerge as a biological threat in the 21st. 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)
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International Health Regulations: Working Paper for Regional Consultations
Since 1995, WHO has been working on a revision of the International Health Regulations that would address the ever-changing unpredictable problem of the international spread of disease. WHO has now produced a working paper containing a preliminary draft of the proposed revisions. During the first half of 2004, national governments and international bodies will carefully review this draft. The results of this review will form the basis of an amended draft to be put to an International Working Group (IGWG) planned for November 2004. At this IGWG, Member States will be asked to endorse a final draft to be presented to the World Health Assembly in 2005 for adoption.(15/Dec/2003)
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Bioterrorism in Latin America and the Caribbean-Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance
The risk is slight that a country in Latin American or Caribbean would be the direct target of an international terrorist act. Nonetheless, Member States in the Region have identified the need to improve the capacity of their health services to prepare for and respond to any potential emergencies resulting from biological, chemical or radiological (BCR) terrorism. In the case of biological terrorism, effective and timely detection and response in any one country is of paramount importance for the entire region. The threat is international.(5/Apr/2002)
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Web sites with information on BCR incidents
This is a list of web sites that you can consult for more information on the health threats of biological, chemical or radiological incidents.(3/Apr/2002)
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