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Epidemiological Alerts Archives, 2003–2008

EID Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 6, No. 3 (6 February 2009)

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General Information/Links

Featured General Items

Frequently Asked Questions on the Proposed Revision of the International Health Regulations (IHRs)
These 21 questions have been made available to the countries for the revision process of the International Health Regulations (IHRs) currently in progress. The revisions will be discussed and ratified during the upcoming World Health Assembly in May 2005.
WHO: IHR FAQs

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
SARS, an atypical pneumonia of unknown aetiology, was recognized at the end of February 2003. The World Health Organization is co-ordinating the international investigation with the assistance of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and is working closely with health authorities in the affected countries to provide epidemiological, clinical and logistical support as required.
SARS_info.htm

SARS: Global Alert, Global Response
This presentation of eight PowerPoint slides outlines how vital the global alert and response was in containing the worldwide SARS epidemic, how SARS is transmitted, its economic effects, and lessons learned for future application.
PowerPoint

Detailed Description

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Foodborne Diseases, Emerging (WHO Fact Sheet No. 124)

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Drug-Resistant Salmonella (WHO Fact Sheet No. 139)

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Antimicrobial Resistance (WHO Fact Sheet No. 194)

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Campylobacter (WHO Fact Sheet No. 255)

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Case Definition

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Fact Sheets

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International Health Regulations (IHR)

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Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO

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PAHO Regional Program on Epidemic Alert and Response: Working to Deal with Outbreaks in the Americas

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The PAHO Regional Program on Viral Diseases

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Frequently-Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions on the Proposed Revision of the International Health Regulations (IHRs)

Travel Advisory

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Travelers' Health

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International Travel and Health

Related Sites

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Investing in Global Health: 'Best Buys' and Priorities for Action in Developing Countries

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Travelers' Health

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International Travel and Health

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Related Sites: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs)

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Networks

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Regional Meeting of the Tuberculosis Laboratory Network (Mexico City, 6–8 September 2004)

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Surveillance Networks for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) in Latin America and the Caribbean

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EID Weekly Updates: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Region of the Americas, Vol. 2, No. 12—25 March 2004

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Third Joint Meeting of the Networks for Surveillance of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 26-28 February 2004)

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Photo Gallery

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Photo Gallery: Typhoid Epidemic in Ca Pierre, Haiti

Slides

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Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings

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”Every breath counts. Stop tuberculosis now!” World TB Day 2004

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Status of TB Operations (Region of the Americas, 2004)

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Integrated Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control

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Speeches from the Director

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Words from Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of PAHO, on World TB Day 2004

General Announcements

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Regional Meeting on Tuberculosis (Mexico City, 6–10 September 2004)

Directories and Disease/Health-Topic Pages

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Dengue

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Malaria

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Campylobacter

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Emerging/Reemerging Diseases

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Product Types and/or Keywords:
Product Types (register under only one):
Fact sheets, PAHO Videos, Photo Gallery, Radio, Slides, Speeches, Speeches from the Director, General Announcements, Catalogs, Directories, Software, Discussion Groups/Listservs, Press Releases, Pointers to Other Sites
Keywords (no limit, or key in Product type/s in keyword field for cross-referencing): General features Emerging/Reemerging Diseases, Detailed description, Case definition, Frequently-asked questions, Travel advisory, Microbiological aspects, Collaborating institutions, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers, Networks

EID Surveillance Networks

Fact Sheets

- Subregional Networks
- RECACER
 

Meetings

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Central America

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Southern Cone

- 2005
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SARS
(Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

 

WHO

- EID Page
- Disease Outbreak News
- Travel Info
- Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER)
 

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