Chagas Disease Program
EOC Situation Report #21
Thursday, 11 June 2009
6:00 pm, EDT
- The World Health Organization raised its global pandemic alert level to Phase 6 today. This means that sustained community transmission of a new influenza virus has now been confirmed in more than one WHO region, and that a global pandemic is now officially declared. Read the Director General's statement to the press.
- It is important to note that the change in phase reflects geographical spread of the new influenza A (H1N1) virus, and not the severity of illness that it causes.
- At this time, WHO considers the overall severity of the influenza pandemic to be moderate. This assessment is based on scientific evidence available to WHO, as well as input from its Member States on the pandemic's impact on their health systems, and their social and economic functioning.
- Countries should prepare to see cases, or the further spread of cases, in the near future. Countries where outbreaks appear to have peaked should prepare for a second wave of infection.
- Guidance on specific protective and precautionary measures has been sent to ministries of health in all countries. Countries with no or only a few cases should remain vigilant.
- Countries with widespread transmission should focus on the appropriate management of patients. The testing and investigation of patients should be limited, as such measures are resource intensive and can very quickly strain capacities.
- WHO continues to recommend no restrictions on travel and no border closures.
- For the latest reports on the status of Influenza A(H1N1) in the Americas please check the daily epidemiological alerts available in the PAHO website.
- Guidance for national authorities.
- PAHO's influenza A (H1N1) portal.
- Pan American Health Organization website.
- World Health Organization website.
- For constant updates on the influenza A(H1N1) situation, check the PAHO and WHO channels in Twitter.
The PAHO/WHO Emergency Operations Center Situation Report will issue situation reports as the situation requires.
- Situation Report # 21, June 11 (PDF) - English - Spanish - French
- Situation Report # 20, May 22 (PDF) - English - Spanish - French
- Situation Report # 19, May 15 (PDF) - English - Spanish - French
- Situation Report # 18, May 12 (PDF) -English - Spanish - French
La Provincia de San Luis, República Argentina certificó la interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas
La misión se desarrolló del 12 al 16 de mayo de 2014, en donde una comisión de expertos en conjunto con la Secretaría Técnica de la OPS/OMS verificó la interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas.
:: Scientific and Technical Materials: Chagas
- La enfermedad de Chagas a la puerta de los 100 años del conocimiento de una endemia americana ancestral (In Spanish)
:: Reuniones Conjuntas de Iniciativas
:: Communication Materials
:: Mandates and Strategies
- CD50.R17. (Resolution) Strategy and Plan of Action for Chagas Disease Prevention, Control, and Care
- CD50/16. Strategy and Plan of Action for Chagas Disease Prevention, Control and Care
- WHA63.20. (Resolutions) Chagas disease: control and elimination
- A63/17. Chagas Disease: Control and Elimination
- CD49.R19. (Resolution) Elimination of Neglected Diseases and other Poverty-Related Infections
- A62/17. Chagas Disease: Control and Elimination
- WHA51.14 Elimination of transmission of Chagas Disease
- A51/7 Disease Prevention and Control. Control of tropical diseases: Chagas disease and leprosy
:: Chagas Disease Video List
Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department