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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.(3/Apr/2009)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2005, No. 98
The disaster in South East Asia and the handling of dead bodies after disasters are the main topics of this issue. Also included are the results of a survey on PAHO's disaster publications. HTML(25/Feb/2005)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-April 2004, No. 95
In this issue, an analysis is made of past failures of international interventions in Haiti. The recent crisis in that country makes is necessary for the international community to make a concerted effort, so that whatever help that reaches the country this time is not wasted.(21/May/2004)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-January 2003, No. 90
This month's editorial focuses on the plight of displaced populations when they cross borders into other countries. It is often hard to assess the living conditions of these populations, especially if an armed conflict impedes access to the areas where they are fleeing.(22/Jan/2003)
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Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas-July 2002, No. 88
This month's editorial focuses on logistical support systems, a new growth industry that has caught the attention of the private sector. New trends are posing opportunities and challenges for SUMA users throughout the world.(8/Aug/2002)
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