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Epidemiological Alerts Archives, 20032008

Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO

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General Information/Links

Featured General Items

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.
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Almost a quarter of all disease caused by environmental exposure
As much as 24% of global disease is caused by environmental exposures which can be averted. Well-targeted interventions can prevent much of this environmental risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) demonstrates in a report issued today. The report further estimates that more than 33% of disease in children under the age of 5 is caused by environmental exposures. WHO report Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease
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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.
Liebert, Inc. Publishers

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Detailed Description

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Food Safety and Foodborne Illness (WHO Fact Sheet No. 237)

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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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Cholera (WHO Fact Sheet No. 107)

Fact Sheets

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Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO

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PAHO Regional Program on Food Safety: Working to Prevent and Control Food-Borne Diseases

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Regional Program on Antimicrobial Resistance: Combatting Resistance to Antibiotics in the Americas

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Food Safety and Foodborne Illness (WHO Fact Sheet No. 237)

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Frequently-Asked Questions

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Avian Influenza Frequently Asked Questions

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Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus

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Avian Influenza: Frequently Asked Questions (Weekly Epidemiological Record 80:44, pp. 377-384)

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Avian Influenza A (H5N1) in Humans and in Poultry in Asia: Food Safety Considerations

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Travel Advisory

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WHO recommendations relating to travellers coming from and going to countries experiencing outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza

Related Sites

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Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

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Animal Health: Avian Influenza

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Avian and Human Influenza

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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

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PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers

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PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Area of Food Safety

Photo Gallery

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Photo Gallery: Primary Care in an Indigenous Community of Chorotes (Tartagal, Province of Salta, Argentina)

Slides

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Progress made in the Project on Adaptation and Validation of the 5 Key Ways Manual on Food Safety in Elementary Schools in Guatemala

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Risk of Growth and Toxin Production by Clostridium botulinum Nonproteolytic Types B, C and F in Salmon Filets Stored under Modified Atmospheres (MA) at Low and Abused Temperatures

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Fish-Kill Outbreak in the Southern Caribbean: Epidemiology and Public-Health Impact

General Announcements

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Almost a quarter of all disease caused by environmental exposure

Directories and Disease/Health-Topic Pages

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PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers in the Area of Food Safety

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Avian Influenza

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Regional Events Directory, Veterinary Public Health

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Campylobacter

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