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Integrated Vector Management (IVM)
Vector control is well suited for integrated approaches because some vectors are responsible for multiple diseases, and some interventions are effective against several vectors. The concept of IVM was developed as a result of lessons learned from integrated pest management, which is used in the agricultural sector; IVM aims to optimize and rationalize the use of resources and tools for vector control. This resource page links to WHO materials on IVM and to PAHO materials on vector-borne diseases (VBDs).(4/Sep/2008)
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PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR)
This page offers the user basic information and a variety of resources in the area of research in infectious diseases: mandates, program description, PAHO guides for researchers submitting proposals and reports, links to its WHO counterpart and to the PAHO Research Grants Program as well as to donor institutions and related sites, international awards, announcements of conferences and publications, upcoming events, etc.(27/Aug/2008)
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The Macro and Micro World of the Mosquito Aedes aegypti: You need to know it before you can fight it!
This non-narrative video from Brazil is uniquely composed of images on the lifecyle of A. aegypti, the vector transmitting dengue and yellow fever. As such it is not dependent on language, only on visual filming of how mosquitoes breed, are born and live in area occupied by humans--information that rarely reaches communities. Each minute of this film correspondes to two days in the life of the mosquito.(29/May/2008)
In English       FIOCRUZ  
en español     FIOCRUZ  
en Français    FIOCRUZ  
em Português FIOCRUZ  

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal Published by the Public Library of Science
This free online journal offers articles covering the broad spectrum of neglected diseases, including geohelminths, river blindness, snail fever, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, filariasis, and other diseases of the poor that are often neglected by health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, and the press.(28/May/2008)
In English       PLOSNTDs  

This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on dengue, 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 with links, frequently requested items, upcoming events, and/or new books.(21/Jun/2006)
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Investing in Global Health: 'Best Buys' and Priorities for Action in Developing Countries
These three new volumes from the World Bank Disease Control Priorities Project--Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (2nd ed.), Priorities in Health, and Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors--are part of an ongoing initiative to provide technical resources to improve the health systems, and ultimately the health of people, in developing countries.(3/Apr/2006)
In English       DCP Site  

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  

Neglected Diseases: Search Page for PAHO and WHO Information
This page contains a list of neglected (primarily tropical) diseases of importance in Latin America and the Caribbean, with links to sites or autosearches with information on them. PAHO is developing a multi-disease approach to the prevention, control, or elimination of the diseases in this area.(1/Feb/2006)
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PAHO Regional Program on Dengue
This page describes the PAHO Regional Program on Dengue, based in Panama: its mission and areas of work, encompassing the new Integrated Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control, the Communciation for Behavioral Impact (COMBI) strategy, the global dengue surveillance network Dengue-Net, and its partnership with the International Network of Eco-Clubs.(25/Jun/2004)
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West Nile Virus
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on West Nile 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 side bar containing frequently requested items, upcoming events, and/or new books.(9/Jul/2003)
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WHO, List of Links on Communicable Diseases (by topic)
This list of links gives the user direct access to the main WHO pages on the various communicable diseases or on themes related to them.(9/Jul/2003)
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WHO Disease Outbreak News
This link provides access to the latest WHO updates and archives on disease outbreaks throughout the world.(14/Nov/2002)
In English       WHO  
en español     OMS  
en Français    OMS  

West Nile Virus: Related Sites
During 2002, West Nile virus, evidence of infections in birds, humans, mosquitoes, and other animals - primarily horses, has been documented in 41 states and the District of Columbia. This page provides access to other sites offering further information (WHO, CDC, USDA, etc.) in the United States.(1/Sep/2002)
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West Nile Virus in the United States: Update
As of 29 August 2002, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arthropod Borne Viruses - Western Hemisphere, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 638 human cases of the West Nile virus, with 31 deaths occurring in 27 states and the District of Columbia. Latest WHO report.(1/Sep/2002)
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Fiebre Hemorrágica del Dengue—Un Problema de Salud Pública: Biblioteca Virtual de Salud, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (BVS/INSP-México)
El Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, por medio del Centro de Información para Decisiones en Salud, pone a su disposición a través de la Biblioteca Virtual en Salud material de actualización sobre Fiebre hemorrágica del dengue—Un problema de Salud. Esta página, que brinda acceso a múltiples artículos recientes y a una amplia bibliografía, se dirige a profesionales de la salud pública involucrados en los programas de vigilancia, prevención y control del dengue.(19/Aug/2002)
en español     BVS  

Dengue in El Salvador
In recent months the endemic dengue disease has gotten worse in El Salvador, turning into a national priority. In light of this situation, the President has declared a state of emergency caused by Dengue in several departments. Although, the PAHO/WHO Representative Office in El Salvador is helping with these efforts, the resources are limited and necessary. For this reason, the Pan American Health Organization is calling on the international community to cooperate with this event.(24/Jun/2002)
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Lista de participantes: Taller Participación Comunitaria Dengue (Proyecto Post-Mitch, San José, diciembre 2001)
Esta lista contiene información de contacto útil para fines de redes e intercambio en el área de comunicación social y prevención y control del dengue. En ella hay un listado de los expertos y/o actores sociales/políticos quienes participaron en el Taller, de los siguientes países: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, y la República Dominicana--además de los expertos de la OPS.(22/Dec/2001)
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