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PAHO/WHO urges vaccination against measles and rubella to protect the Americas during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Vaccination is your best shot

Endemic transmission has been interrupted in the Americas, but measles and rubella continue to circulate in other parts of the world. More than 600,000 people are expected to attend the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With the theme “Vaccination: Your best shot!” Vaccination Week in the Americas highlights the importance of immunization.

WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

WHO Guidelines for the screening,
care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection

WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year.  The publication of the "WHO Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection"...

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