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The program of the international meeting allowed representatives from the health and agricultural sector of the selected countries to present information about the epidemiological situation and action plans, as well as share their experiences. There was also an opportunity to discuss the methodologies presented during the National Forum about the study carried out jointly between the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua and PAHO and its possible applications in the regional programs.

The agenda also included presentations by the World Health Organization, the Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA/PAHO), the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz/Brazil) and the University of Minnesota, followed by plenary discussions.

The discussions among participants made it possible to exchange operational views about the same subject, for example, which would be the definition of an outbreak of leptospirosis for the country; in addition to elaborate recommendations for new studies to be conducted and potential partners on the subject to predict, detect, prevent, and respond to outbreaks of leptospirosis in risk areas and groups.

Presentations

  • Welcoming remarks and opening of the International Meeting
    Palabras de bienvenida y de inicio del Foro Nacional de LeptospirosisDr. Jorge Prosperi, PAHO/WHO Representantive in Nicaragua

    Summary
  • Welcoming remarks and opening of the International Meeting
    Palabras de bienvenida y de inicio del Foro Nacional de LeptospirosisDr. Carlos Sáenz Torres, MINSA / Nicaragua

    Summary

  

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