Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis
Influenza activity in the United States of America and Canada has continued in intensity during the second and third epidemiological weeks (EW) of 2013. Outpatient visits for influenza like illness (ILI) has in both countries been above the expected average, likely due the co-circulation of other respiratory viruses. In the United States of America hospitalizations associated to influenza and deaths caused by pneumonia and influenza have continued to increase.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) reiterates the series of recommendations to Member States preparing for an upcoming influenza season in order to face the possible increased circulation of the influenza virus.
|Read the full document: 25 January 2013 Epidemiological Update: Increase of influenza activity in North America|
Hepatitis: increasing access to diagnosis and treatment could save millions of lives in the Americas
On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) acknowledges stepped-up global and regional action to prevent and control viral hepatitis in recent years and the potential for new drugs to cure the disease. But the Organization also highlights the need to make the benefits of this progress more accessible for those who need them most.
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