Pandemic Influenza

Visit the Pandemic Influenza Page for an organized listing of the materials available on this topic.

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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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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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GF-TADs: Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Diseases
The GF-TADs is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) which combines the strengths of both organisations in the fight against transboundary animal diseases (TADs) worldwide. It is composed of a global component at the OIE and FAO Headquarters level and of regional and sub-regional components. The ultimate aim of the Programme is to control and eradicate the most significant animal diseases including those transmissible to humans.(10/Apr/2006)
In English       OIE  
en espaņol     OIE  

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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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  

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  

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  
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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 espaņol     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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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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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 espaņol     OMS  
en Franįais    OMS