IHR/Epidemic Alert and Response and Water Borne Diseases
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that Member States increase their efforts to implement prevention and control actions for infections associated with health care, due to the detection and local spread of mutli-resistant microorganisms with New Delhi Metallo-?-lactamase-type (NDM) antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in health services in countries of the Americas.
|Read the full document: 19 December 2012 Nosocomial transmission of NDM-type multiresistant bacteria|
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