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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

Countries of the Americas aim to halt transmission of schistosomiasis by 2020 (10/28/2014)

Children in the water

Representatives of countries affected by schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic infection, met last week in Puerto Rico to define a roadmap for halting transmission and verifying the elimination of the disease. Schistosomiasis affects primarily school-age children in rural areas of certain countries in the Americas.

Save the Date: Changing the Face of Chagas Disease: Scaling Up Diagnosis, Treatment and R&D for People Living with Chagas Disease in the Americas (10/09/2014)

Changing the Face of Chagas Disease: Scaling Up Diagnosis, Treatment and R&D for People Living with Chagas Disease in the AmericasJoin us on the evening of November 3, 2014 for a panel discussion and reception on radically scaling up diagnosis, treatment and research and development (R&D) for people living with Chagas disease, the leading parasitic killer of the Americas.

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PAHO and The Carter Center congratulate Ecuador as second in the Americas to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness) (09/29/2014)

Carina Vance

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and The Carter Center congratulated Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the people of Ecuador for their country becoming the second in the world to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness), as verified by the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister of Health of Ecuador Carina Vance announced the development during the opening session of the 53rd PAHO Directing Council in Washington, D.C.

Growing up without parasites (08/25/2014)

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

Brazil and Venezuela agree to joint action to eliminate river blindness in Yanomami area (05/20/2014)

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

"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)

Brazil moves towards the elimination of the transmission of Lymphatic Filariasis (03/21/2014)

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

2013

La OPS participa en el XI Congreso Centroamericano y del Caribe de Parasitología y Medicina Tropical (In Spanish) (11/27/2013)

Universal access to eye care could prevent most blindness (10/10/2013)

Health leaders set course for Pan American health action and progress toward universal coverage (10/04/2013)

‘People in the Americas are healthier and stronger’ thanks to Pan American cooperation in health, says PAHO Director (09/30/2013)

Filiariasis linfática: hacia su eliminación en 2020 (09/05/2013)

Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness (07/29/2013)

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

Dominican Republic strengthens actions to evaluate the lymphatic filariasis transmission in the country (06/18/2013)

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

Latin American countries gather to work towards the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) (06/12/2013)

Plan Decenal de Salud Pública 2012-2021 de Colombia (06/12/2013)

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

Experts meet to enhance synergies for soil-transmitted helminthiases control in the Americas (06/03/2013)

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

Honduras expands deworming of children in remote communities during vaccination campaigns (05/12/2013)

Intensifying Integrated Efforts for Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases in the Region of the Americas - Bogotá, Colombia 16 and 17 May 2013 (05/09/2013)

Workshop for Training on Regional Guidance for Implementation of Integrated Deworming Actions - Bogota, Colombia 13-15 May 2013 (05/09/2013)

La República Dominicana realizó Jornada Nacional de Desparasitación integrada a la Semana de Vacunación de las Américas del 2013 (05/01/2013)

Honduras inicia campaña de desparasitación contra geohelmintos en cuatro departamentos del país, en el marco de la Semana de la Vacunación (04/22/2013)

Décimo Primera Semana de Vacunación en Honduras incluirá campaña de desparasitación en cuatro departamentos del país (04/20/2013)

Presidente del Paraguay lanza campaña de desparasitación nacional (04/17/2013)

Curso a distancia de autoaprendizaje de Leishmaniasis en las Américas: diagnóstico y tratamiento (04/14/2013)

Salud y Educación firman acuerdo para ejecutar campaña antiparasitaria nacional (03/25/2013)

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

Progress in the fight against neglected infectious diseases in the Americas and the world (01/15/2013)

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)

Evalúan Plan Nacional para prevenir enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas San Salvador June.20.2012 (In Spanish) (06/21/2012)

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

Experts to analyze progress toward elimination of trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness (05/11/2012)

News for the STH Control Community. Children Without Worms. Sharing Knowledge and Success Stories (04/26/2012)

Guatemala es sede de la segunda reunión regional para la eliminación del tracoma en las Américas (04/18/2012)

Honduras: primer país del Continente con un plan nacional para prevención, atención, control y eliminación de enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas (04/12/2012)

Se realiza el “Taller Para Elaborar la Norma Nacional de la Leishmaniasis” (In Spanish) (03/30/2012)

Press Release: Private and Public Partners Unite to Combat 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020 (01/30/2012)

2011

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

USAID Grants PAHO $5 Million to Improve Health in Latin America and the Caribbean (11/21/2011)

Reunión nacional de expertos para prevención y control de enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas (11/17/2011)

Colombia, el primer país de las Américas que elimina la oncocercosis (11/14/2011)

Directora de la OPS: es urgente integrar y potenciar acciones, recursos y alianzas para eliminar las Enfermedades Desatendidas en las Américas (08/18/2011)

Tackling and Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) with Common Tools but Innovative Applications of Knowledge is a Moral Imperative (07/11/2011)

Successful Interruption of Onchocerciasis in a Focus in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (06/01/2011)

TDR Wins 2011 Gates Award for Global Health (05/20/2011)

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

Some Neglected Diseases Could be Eliminated in the Americas, PAHO Paper Says (02/19/2011)

PAHO Director: Reducing Poverty is Key to Face Neglected Diseases (02/10/2011)

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)

World Malaria Day: Counting Malaria Out (04/28/2010)

Prevention of Blindness and Eye Care (03/30/2010)

2009

PAHO Recognizes "Winning Global Health Solutions" (12/15/2009)

Health Ministers Set Ambitious Agenda for the Americas (10/02/2009)

Ministers Commit to New Action in Health (02/02/2009)

2008

Dr. Mirta Roses Inaugural Address as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (02/27/2008)

An Achievable Dream: Eliminating some Diseases from the Region (02/01/2008)

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