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Epidemiological AlertsThe Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reminds Members States that measures such as restrictions on movement of persons and seizure of goods produced under good manufacturing practices are unnecessary and ineffective to control the spread of cholera. Member States are encouraged to continue surveillance activities and to implement the recommended actions that reduce cholera spreading determinants.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:39

PAHO Calls on the Countries of the Americas to Remain on Guard against the Ebola Virus despite a Climate of Calm

 Washington, D.C., August 28, 2014 (OPS).- Since the current Ebola outbreak began, a total of 2,615 cases and 1,427 deaths have been reported in West Africa. This outbreak is the largest in history in terms of the number of cases, deaths, and geographical extension, including periurban areas and various locations with large cross-border movements of people. 


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