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)|
Travel and Transport in Relation to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak
The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact.
:: Latest Epidemiological Alerts and Updates
- 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
- 27 June 2014 Epidemiological Update - Cholera