West Nile Virus

For more information, visit the West Nile Virus Page of the Disease Prevention and Control Area of the Pan American Health Organization.

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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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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)
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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)
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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  

Regional Events Directory, Veterinary Public Health
This list shows upcoming events in the area of veterinary public health, zoonoses, and animal health. It is kept updated by the Veterinary Public Health Virtual Library (VHS) of the Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PANAFTOSA).(19/Sep/2005)
In English       PANAFTOSA  
en espaņol     PANAFTOSA  
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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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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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Zoonoses / Animal Health
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on animal health and zoonoses (i.e. diseases that people can get from animals). 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.(12/May/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 espaņol     OMS  
en Franįais    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