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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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en español     HTML(8.29k)  

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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en español     HTML(9.76k)  

Bird Flu: Preparation, Not Panic!
The City of Lakewood, Colorado, USA, has produced a useful 30-minute video program on avian influenza to educate the public on understanding the disease and what they can do to keep from getting sick. It is available at the link below.(23/Oct/2007)
In English       Video  

National Influenza Centers in PAHO Member States
This page provides information on the national influenza centers in the PAHO Member Countries, arranged by country and city, with links to the institutional websites, contact persons (with e-mail links when possible), and mailing addresses with phone and/or fax numbers.(30/Mar/2007)
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en español     HTML(14.23k)  

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Area of Food Safety
This page provides a detailed listing of all the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Region of the Americas that work in the area of food safety, with website and contact links. It also provides links to the main Collaborating Center Databases at PAHO and WHO as well as to their main Food Safety Pages.(7/Jul/2006)
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en español     HTML(8.7k)  

Avian Influenza
This page offers a comprehensive, organized listing of all PAHO materials on the topic of avian influenza (bird flu), as well as links to other sites with relevant information, mainly at WHO and in the Region of the Americas.(28/Apr/2006)
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en español     HTML(22.18k)  

Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
This links is to the major online journal, which in turn also offers links to other scholarly articles on the topic.(18/Apr/2006)
In English       Liebert, Inc. Publishers  
en español     Liebert, Inc. Publishers  

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  

Pandemic Influenza
This page offers an organized listing of everything on the PAHO web on the topic of pandemic influenza, as well as links to other related sites, mainly at WHO and in the Region of the Americas.(31/Mar/2006)
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en español     HTML(18.39k)  

Seasonal Influenza
This page offers an organized listing of all PAHO documents on the topic of seasonal influenza, as well as links to other sites with relevant information, primarily at WHO and in the Region of the Americas.(31/Mar/2006)
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en español     HTML(16.32k)  

Animal Health: Avian Influenza
This page sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations provides basic disease information on avian influenza from the perspective of agriculture and animal production, as well as the 6 Avian Flu Food Safety Precautions.(27/Mar/2006)
In English       FAO  
en español     FAO  
en Français    FAO  

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
This link goes to the website of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and its special section on avian influenza. Updates are also routinely posted on the OIE Home Page(27/Mar/2006)
In English       OIE Avian Influenza Page  
en español     OIE, Influenza aviar altamente patógena (peste aviar)  
en Français    OIE, Influenza aviaire hautement pathogène  

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  

Avian Influenza and Food Safety: Statement by Dr. LEE Jong-Wook, WHO Director-General
This brief news release offers basic information to the public on food-safety issues revolving around avian influenza.(27/Feb/2006)
In English       WHO  
en español     OMS  
en Français    OMS  

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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en español     HTML(28.28k)  
en Français    HTML(27.41k)  

WHO's Flu Strike Force Plans for the Worst Case
WHO's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), over the next three months, plans to assemble a medical strike force that could be sent on six hours' notice to anyplace a potential pandemic emerges. No flu pandemic has ever been stopped or even controlled. GOARN's attempt would be the first, it being a "global fire brigade [whose] primary advice to countries is to prepare for this eventuality: emergence, silent or otherwise, of a pandemic virus that spreads worldwide more quickly than we have the capacity to contain, in a series of waves, with a very high attack rate on the population." (19/Dec/2005)
In English       Washington Post  

Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions
This WHO site answers to over 20 of the most frequently asked questions users have about avian influenza (bird flu).(3/Nov/2005)
In English       WHO  
en español     HTML(32.41k)   PDF(402.23k)  
en Français    OMS/CSR  

Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus
This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States constitutes a valuable resource in providing basic information on avian influenza and thus provides answers to users' most frequently asked questions.(28/Oct/2005)
In English       CDC  
en español     CDC, Página gripe aviar  

Ten things you need to know about pandemic influenza
This page from the Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response section of the World Health Organization (WHO) provides answers to common questions about a flu pandemic, including how pandemic influenza is different from avian influenza.(28/Oct/2005)
In English       WHO/CSR  
en español     OMS/CSR  

National Influenza Pandemic Plans
This WHO site provides access to the national influenza pandemic plans of many WHO Member States, in downloadable PDF files.(14/Sep/2005)
In English       WHO/CSR  
en español     OMS  

Pandemic Influenza Resource Sites
This page provides links to resources dealing with the topic of pandemic influenza, organized into coherent categories (surveillance, emergency preparedness and response, prevention and control, toolkits, press releases, major partner sites).(8/Sep/2005)
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Seasonal Influenza Resource Sites
This comprehensive list of information resources on influenza is arranged by host site. It includes keywords with each entry to enable a simple find search, using the following categories: adolescents, adults, children, disease management, drugs, educational, elderly, fact sheet, frequently asked questions, guidelines, immunization, microbiology, multilingual, multimedia, news, parents, press release, research, resource page, surveillance, toolkit, travel, vaccines, weekly report. (7/Sep/2005)
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PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers and WHO Reference Laboratory for Influenza in the Americas
This resource page links to the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza (located at the CDC in Atlanta), to the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals (located at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis), and to the WHO Reference Library for Influenza at the Division of Viral Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (part of the US Food and Drug Administration /FDA). It also links to the National Influenza Centers in the countries and to other influenza resources at CDC, PAHO and WHO.(16/Aug/2005)
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en español     HTML(6.59k)  

Yellow Fever
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on yellow fever (also referred to as "jungle yellow fever" or JYF). 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 customized sidebar with links to network and related information and key items.(24/May/2004)
In English       HTML(7.44k)  
en español     HTML(7.93k)  

Influenza
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on the influenza virus (flu 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 customized sidebar with links to key items.(4/Mar/2004)
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en español     HTML(11.7k)  

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)
In English       HTML(3.77k)  
en español     HTML(3.77k)  

Hantavirus
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on Hantavirus. 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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en español     HTML(5.01k)  

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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en español     HTML(4.08k)  

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)
In English       WHO