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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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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 4 (10 February 2009)
This update report focuses on the yellow fever situation in South America and the Caribbean and on current measures being taken for surveillance, response, and disease and vector control, as well as vaccination for people at risk.(10/Feb/2009)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 2 (30 January 2009)
This update focuses on the current situation of yellow fever in the South American and Caribbean countries and on measures being taken in the areas of surveillance, response, disease and vector control, and vaccination for persons at risk.(30/Jan/2009)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 1 (25 January 2009)
This issue is an epidemiological alert on the increase in circulation of the jungle yellow fever virus in South America and the Caribbean, with information on actions taken in the areas of surveillance, response, and disease and vector control as well as vaccination of groups at risk.(25/Jan/2009)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 13 (4 December 2008)
This issue reports on a case of febrile hemorrhagic syndrome in Brazil.(4/Dec/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 12 (13 November 2008)
This issue covers the epizootic among monkeys in southeastern Brazil and northwestern Argentina, along with the measures being taken and recommendations made.(14/Nov/2008)
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VPH News (Year 2, No. 4, May 2008)
In this issue: RIMSA 15; PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO welcomes countries at the 35th COSALFA meeting; PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO promotes animal health training; PANALIMENTOS: Security and food safety; Research and Development: II National Seminar on Hantavirus advanced research; STD/AIDS: Congress discusses fights against STD and AIDS; First Conference on Health Innovation is held in Brazil; Food-and-mouth disease: Emergency Simulation in Paraguay; SENACSA; PWR-Chile: Rabies situation; Book launch and articles; Visits to PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO; Cooperation: Fight against animal rabies, agreement for the creation of a laboratory network; Visit of Dr. Mirta Roses, partnership between PAHO and the city where PANAFTOSA-PAHO/WHO has its headquarters.(31/May/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 11 (31 March 2008)
This issue provides updated information on yellow fever cases in Argentina and ongoing immunization and vector control activities.(31/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 10 (27 March 2008)
This issue links to the PAHO/WHO statement providing the results of the investigation of serious adverse events that occurred in October 2007 after the earthquake in Peru following administration of yellow fever vaccine (substrain 17DD) manufactured by Bio-Manguinhos, Brazil, including conclusions of the expert group and their recommendations. (27/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 9 (26 March 2008)
This issue provides information on the increase in dengue and dengue hemorrhagic cases in several Brazilian states, focusing on Rio de Janeiro and on current measures being taken to fight the disease.(26/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 7 (13 March 2008)
This issue provides ongoing coverage of the yellow fever (YF) outbreak in Paraguay and Argentina, with details on the number of cases and deaths reported to date, ongoing vaccination efforts, adverse reactions to the vaccine, and monitoring results.(13/Mar/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 6 (25 February 2008)
This issue provides up-to-the-minute information on the yellow fever situation in Paraguay, where measures have been stepped up to deal with the outbreak (more vaccine, vector control measures, international support) to deal with the jungle and urban variety of the disease.(25/Feb/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 5 (20 February 2008)
This issue follows up on yellow fever cases in Paraguay in the department of San Pedro and in a town close to the national capital, and describes the efforts underway to contain the spread of the disease and protect the population.(20/Feb/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 4 (11 February 2008)
This issue covers the spread of jungle yellow fever (JYF) among primates and humans in parts of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, and the intensified vaccination efforts underway to protect the population living in or travelling to affected areas.(12/Feb/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 3 (18 January 2008)
This issue provides continuing coverage of the epizootic (animal epidemic) of jungle yellow fever in monkeys, as well as data on the number of human cases. Most importantly, it provides vaccination recommendations for travellers going to the affected areas.(18/Jan/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 5, No. 2 (14 January 2008)
This issue describes the epizootic among monkeys in the State of Goiás and the Federal District (capital city of Brasilia) and human cases in the States of Goías, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and the Federal District.(14/Jan/2008)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 4, No. 8 (16 April 2007)
This issue provides details on how the dengue outbreak in Paraguay is continuing to subside.(16/Apr/2007)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 2 (31 October 2006)
This issue provides an update on the recent outbreak of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in El Salvador.(31/Oct/2006)
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EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 3, No. 1—24 October 2006
This issue covers the recent outbreak of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in Cuba.(24/Oct/2006)
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West Nile Virus Activity in Latin America and the Caribbean
This article summarized current knowledge on the transmission of West Nile Virus (WNV) in tropical zones of the Americas. It was published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 19 (2), March 15, 2006, pp. 112-117. This link offers the full text in English and the abstract in Spanish.(15/Mar/2006)
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en español     Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública  

Avian Influenza: Frequently Asked Questions (Weekly Epidemiological Record 80:44, pp. 377-384)
This list of over 20 of the most common questions on avian influenza (bird flu) has been issued by the World Health Organization's weekly epidemiogical report.(19/Oct/2005)
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Avian Influenza—New Areas with Infection in Birds—Update 34
Tests conducted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have today confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in samples taken from domestic birds in Turkey. In Romania, investigations of recent poultry deaths have, to date, identified the H5 subtype of avian influenza virus. Further testing is under way to determine the strain and whether the virus is highly pathogenic. Authorities in the two countries have undertaken control measures as recommended by OIE and FAO. WHO is sending diagnostic reagents and other supplies to support testing in national laboratories. Viruses from both outbreaks have been sent for further analysis to the Central Veterinary Laboratory Agency-Weybridge (UK), which is an OIE/FAO reference laboratory. Viruses are also being sent to WHO reference laboratories for comparison with human H5N1 isolates from Asia.(13/Oct/2005)
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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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