IHR/Epidemic Alert and Response and Water Borne Diseases
Given the significant increase of pertussis cases in several areas of the Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) encourages Member States to increase their level of surveillance, to continuously monitor the level of vaccination coverage in one year old infants and children under 5 years old, with particular emphasis on identifying susceptible group.
|Read the full document: 16 November 2012 Pertussis (Whooping Cough)|
Health officials briefed on Ebola and chikungunya during 53rd PAHO Directing Council
Delegates to the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) were briefed today on the Ebola in West Africa and chikungunya in the Americas, both rapidly spreading epidemics that show the importance of public health preparedness and response.