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EOC Situation Report #21
Influenza A(H1N1)
Thursday, 11 June 2009
6:00 pm, EDT

Summary

  • 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.
  • PAHO will be hosting a press conference by Dr. Jon K. Andrus on the influenza pandemic on Friday, June 12, at 2pm (Washington DC time). Questions can be sent through e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information please check PAHO’s website.
  • 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.

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Situation Reports

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2009 01:58


2014

La Provincia de San Luis, República Argentina certificó la interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas (06/11/2014)

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. 

Se formuló un decálogo básico de atención médica de la enfermedad de Chagas a nivel primario (05/03/2014)

El día 24 de abril del presente año se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay una mesa redonda sobre consulta técnica CONO SUR  en atención en médica de Chagas, en el marco de las Jornadas Iberoamericanas de Hidatidología. 

On World Health Day, soccer star Leonel Messi helps to raise awareness about Chagas’ Disease (04/07/2014)

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In a video released for World Health Day, FC Barcelona soccer star Leonel Messi calls for more resources and drugs against Chagas ' disease, a silent disease transmitted by a biting insect that currently infects 6 to 8 million people, mainly in the Americas.

"Small bites can be big threats," experts warn on World Health Day (04/06/2014)

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects (04/04/2014)

Call to Action: “Step up the fight against vector-borne diseases in the Americas” (03/31/2014)

PAHO Director Message on World Health Day 2014 (03/18/2014)

2013

70 years of Bambui, a living story of Chagas Disease (12/05/2013)

Municipios de Colombia alcanzan interrupción de la transmisión vectorial intra domiciliaria de Trypanosoma cruzi, por R.prolixus (07/08/2013)

Certification of the Interruption of Vectoral Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in Belize (06/12/2013)

PAHO welcomes countries’ commitment to eliminate 12 neglected diseases from the Americas by 2015 (06/11/2013)

PAHO deputy director describes health progress in the Americas at OAS (05/22/2013)

Misión de Evaluación Internacional de la Prevención, Control y Atención de la Enfermedad de Chagas en Argentina (03/26/2013)

Misión de Evaluación de la situación epidemiológica y de control de la enfermedad de Chagas en el Departamento de Alto Paraguay (03/24/2013)

Ministry of Health of Brazil, started a deworming and leprosy case-finding campaign (03/20/2013)

2012

Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia, es certificado por interrupción de la transmisión vectorial de Trypanosoma cruzi (agente de la enfermedad de Chagas) (12/01/2012)

PAHO Deputy Director urges integrated approach to neglected tropical diseases (11/23/2012)

Documento de Santiago del Estero. Nuevas orientaciones para consenso en organización y estrategia de la atención de Chagas (10/09/2012)

Argentina: Santiago del Estero Marks Key Milestone in Chagas control in a hyperendemic area (In Spanish) (07/02/2012)

Resultados y conclusiones de un taller en prevención de Chagas en Brasilia (In Spanish) (06/11/2012)

Uruguay is the first country in Latin America free of the insect that transmits Chagas disease (05/24/2012)

Countries of the Americas promote integrated action to eliminate neglected diseases (05/17/2012)

2011

Evaluación de terreno en Argentina confirma notables avances en el control de la enfermedad de Chagas (In Spanish) (12/06/2011)

PAHO: To remove the NTDs we must step up not only our Health sector strategies but our Poverty-Reduction Strategies (12/06/2011)

Bolivia alcanza un hito clave en la lucha contra la enfermedad de Chagas (05/17/2011)

2010

Rhodnius prolixus en Centroamérica, un peligroso vector de la enfermedad de Chagas que deja de serlo (12/12/2010)

Moquegua logró interrumpir transmisión de milenaria enfermedad de chagas en su región (09/20/2010)

Se realizará certificación de la eliminación de la transmisión vectorial de la enfermedad de Chagas en la región Moquegua - Perú (09/14/2010)

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