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Periodical Publications

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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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER): Vol. 80, No. 33, pp. 277-288
This issue contains two articles on influenza: Outbreak news on H5N1 avian influenza: first steps towards development of a human vaccine; and Influenza Vaccines: WHO Position Paper. The theme of the latter is seasonal influenza and the effects of antiviral vaccines on public health, in the framework of large-scale vaccine programs.(19/Aug/2005)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 25—18 August 2004
This issue covers the following: Hantavirus in Uruguay, Department of Rocha, near the Brazilian Border; Avian Influenza: Situation in Viet Nam; Updated List of Weekly Epidemiological Reports for the Americas; Updated List of EID Related Sites.(18/Aug/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 18—7 May 2004
This issue provides updated information on influenza activity in Chile and on Avian Influenza A (H10N7) among humans in Egypt.(7/May/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 14—8 April 2004
This issue provides information on two events: a workshop in Lima, Peru, on the Epidemiology and Diagnostics of Influenza in the Andean Subregion; and the I International Course on Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Hantavirus at the INVEH in Pergamino, Argentina.(8/Apr/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 12—25 March 2004
This issue offers an update on avian influenza in Asia, Canada, and the USA, as well as a summary of the III Joint Meeting of Regional EID Surveillance Networks.(25/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 11—18 March 2004
This issue offers updates on avian influenza (in Asia, the USA, and Canada; and announcement of regional workshop in the Americas on integrated surveillance of and response to acute respiratory diseases); Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); and West Nile Virus (WNV) in Belize.(18/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 10—11 March 2004
This issue contains updates on the situation of avian influenza in Asia, the USA, and Canada, as well as on the outbreak of Jungle Yellow Fever (JYF) in Colombia and the possible threat of the reurbanization of the disease in urban centers of the Americas.(11/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 9—4 March 2004
This issue contains updates on the situation of avian influenza in Asia, the USA, and Canada, as well as on the status of the current revision of the International Health Regulations (IHRs) and activities being conducted in this regard.(4/Mar/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 8—26 February 2004
This issue contains updates on avian influenza and the outbreak of diarrheic disease from rotavirus in El Salvador.(26/Feb/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 6—12 February 2004
This issue provides updated information on the recent outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in Asian countries, compiling information by country in a data table and including links to WHO guidelines for global surveillance of avian influenza A (H5N1) as well as a clinical and epidemiological descripción and other information sources.(12/Feb/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 5—5 February 2004
This issue provides updated information on the outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in Asian countries, compiling information by country in a data table, and reports on the FAO/OIE/WHO Technical Consultation on prevention and control of this disease, with the corresponding recommendations.(5/Feb/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 2—15 January 2004
This issue is focused on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza Virus A (H5N1) in Humans and Poultry in Viet Nam.(15/Jan/2004)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 22—11 December 2003
This issue focuses on outbreaks information on influenza in Tocantins, Brazil; severe acute respiratory disease in Colombia; detection of the H9N2 influenza virus in Hong Kong; and a technical note on an epizootic event in Brazil.(11/Dec/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 21—4 December 2003
This issue offers updated information on the 2003-2004 Flu Season in North America; Circulation of Human Metapneumovirus in the United States could complicate management of respiratory infections this winter; Call for Abstracts, International Conference of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta 2004: Deadline Extended.(5/Dec/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 20—19 November 2003
This week's issue offers updated information on influenza in the Americas (USA and Canada), the outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States, and West Nile Virus (WNV) in the Americas (USA and Mexico), as well as a table with links to the main electronic sources for epidemiological information in the countries of the Americas.(19/Nov/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 19—12 November 2003
This issue provides updated information on influenza in the Americas (USA, Canada, and Argentina), a WHO update on progress made towards developing a SARS vaccine, and yellow fever in the Americas (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela).(12/Nov/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 18—6 November 2003
This issue focuses on influenza outbreaks in the Americas, provides access to the WHO document resulting from the recent meeting on SARS and laboratories, and announces the IIIrd Biannual Meeting of Subregional Emerging-Disease Surveillance Networks.(6/Nov/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 17—30 October 2003
This issue reports on recent outbreaks of influenza and West Nile Virus (WNV) in several countries in the Region.(30/Oct/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 3—24 July 2003
This issue contains updates on pneumonia in El Salvador; Hantavirus in Panama; West Nile Virus in USA; icterohemorrhagic disease in Peru; preparations of the Southern Cone Countries in the event of an influenza pandemic; IIIrd Scientific Congress of the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Present and Future of Medicine in the Tropics (Panama, August 2003). (24/Jul/2003)
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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 1—10 July 2003
This issue contains updates on the following topics: SARS; Columbian outbreaks of Jungle Yellow Fever and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis; First human case of West Nile Virus in the USA; new PAHO papers on influenza and antimicrobial resistance; PAHO PowerPoint presentations on cholera, monkeypox, and West Nile virus, and SARS training modules on preventing hospital infection.(10/Jul/2003)
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