IHR/Epidemic Alert and Response and Water Borne Diseases
Recent hurricanes, Sandy and Isaac, passed through several Caribbean countries, including Haiti, increased the risk of acute diarrheal diseases being transmitted by food and water and may require heightening the responsiveness of health systems in the affected areas. As such, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) recommends that Member States take action to update their preparedness and response plans and strengthen their surveillance systems for early detection of outbreaks. Member States are called on to continue their efforts and implement actions to improve water quality and sanitation conditions.
|Read the full document: 2 November 2012 Cholera Situation - update|
WHO issues "roadmap" to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
The World Health Organization is issuing a "roadmap" to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.
:: Latest Epidemiological Alerts and Updates
- 29 August 2014 Epidemiological Alert - Chikungunya and dengue fever in the Americas
- 13 August 2014 (Corrigendum) - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), implications of introduction in the Americas
- 4 August 2014 - Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to the international spread of wild poliovirus. Implications for the Americas, polio-free Region