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Preparación y respuesta ante la eventual introducción del virus chikungunya en las Américas, 2011Preparedness and Response for Chikungunya Virus Introduction in the Americas, 2011

CHIKV is an RNA virus that belongs to the Alphavirus genus in the family Togaviridae. The name chikungunya derives from a word in Makonde, the language spoken by the Makonde ethnic group living in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique.

 

 

 

 

Importance of the animal/human interface in potential public health emergencies of international concern in the Americas. Rev Panam Salud Pública 29(3), 2011. Importance of the animal/human interface in potential public health emergencies of international concern in the Americas. Rev Panam Salud Pública 29(3), 2011.

This study analyzed the importance of zoonoses and communicable diseases common to man and animals as potential Public Health Emergencies of International Concern to build an evidence base for future efforts to reduce risk of infection at the animal/human health interface. The events recorded in the World Health Organization (WHO) Event Management System (EMS)...

Elimination of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Mapping of selected=Elimination of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Mapping of Selected Diseases. PLoS Neglected Disease (5) 2, 2011.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, around 195 million people live in poverty, a situation that increases the burden of some infectious diseases. Neglected diseases, in particular, are often restricted to poor, marginalized sections of the population. Tools exist to combat these diseases, making it imperative to work towards their elimination.

altRabies transmitted by vampire bats to humans: An emerging zoonotic disease in Latin America? Rev Panam Salud Pública. 2008

Human rabies transmitted by vampire bats reached new heights in Latin America in 2005. A total of 55 human cases were reported in several outbreaks, 41 of them in the Amazon region of Brazil. Peru and Brazil had the highest number of reported cases from 1975 to 2006. In Peru, outbreaks involving more than 20 cases of bat-transmitted human rabies were reported during the 1980s and 1990s. During this period, a smaller number of cases were reported from outbreaks in Brazil.


altA contribuição da OPAS para a saúde pública veterinária no Brasil e nas Américas. Rev CFMV 2008; 14 (43): 80-81. (In Portuguese)

O vínculo entre a saúde animal e a saúdehumana, foi reconhecido no século 19 pelo médico alemão Rudolf Virchow e está presente na agenda internacional, principalment em decorrência do número expressivo de zoonoses emergentes como: a Encefalopatía Espongiforme Bovina (EEB) - conhecidacomo a doenca da vaca louca-, a Síndrome Respiratório Aguda Grave (SARS) e a Influenza Aviária. Esta situação tem chamado a atenção das agências internacionais, dos governantes, da mídia e do público

altCurrent status of human rabies transmitted by dogs in Latin America. Cad Saude Publica. 2007; 23 (9): 2049-63

Latin American countries made the political decision to eliminate human rabies transmitted by dogs by the year 2005. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate to what extent this goal has been reached. The epidemiological situation and control measures were analyzed and broken down within the countries by georeferencing.



altAvian and human pandemic influenza: addressing the need for integration between health and agriculture in the preparedness plans in Latin America. Washington, D.C.: PAHO, IDB; May 2007

The objective of this study is to highlight the importance of and evaluate the integration between the health and agriculture sectors in preparedness plans in Latin American countries, and provide recommendations on how to fill in the potential gaps.

 


Interactive Maps of Cholera Outbreak Interactive Maps of Cholera Outbreak

Maps are updated as countries release their data.



altManual de mantenimiento para equipo de laboratorio. (In Spanish)

Este manual ha sido desarrollado con el fin de apoyar al personal que labora en los laboratorios de salud, sean clínicos o de investigación, en los campos de la salud pública, salud animal, salud ambiental, control de alimentos y control de medicamentos, en la comprensión de los requerimientos técnicos relacionados con la instalación, uso y mantenimiento de un grupo de equipos que resultan de gran importancia para la realización de las actividades diagnósticas o de investigación.

 

altOrganización Mundial de la Salud. Manual de bioseguridad en el laboratorio. (In Spanish)

El nuevo manual abarca la evaluación de riesgos y el uso de la tecnología del ADN recombinante en condiciones de seguridad y ofrece directrices para la puesta en servicio y la certificación de los laboratorios. Se presentan conceptos de protección biológica y se reflejan las normas más recientes para el transporte de sustancias infecciosas. También se han incorporado materiales sobre la seguridad en los laboratorios asistenciales que han sido publicados previamente por la OMS en otros documentos.

 

altGuidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 2011-2012

Infectious substances are transported for a variety of different reasons, within countries and across international borders. It is incumbent upon shippers to ensure packaging and shipping conditions meet regulatory requirements to preserve the integrity of materials, and facilitate their timely arrival at destination.

 


altIntervención de los laboratorios y bancos de sangre ante situaciones de desastre

Las situaciones de emergencia o desastre requieren de una respuesta rápida y oportuna por parte de los servicios de salud. Desde hace varios años, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud ha venido promoviendo el desarrollo de acciones para reducir la vulnerabilidad del sector salud y fortalecer los programas de preparativos ante emergencias y desastres.



 

altCurso de Gestión de calidad y buenas prácticas de laboratorio (In Spanish)

El objetivo de este curso es brindar capacitación en los principios básicos necesarios para la gestión de la calidad en los laboratorios. El contenido de los módulos incluye una información apropiada que, junto a la terminología descrita, permite la familiarización del participante con los conceptos básicos sobre las principales áreas de un sistema de gestión de la calidad.

 

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