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Epidemiological AlertsThe Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States maintain the capacity to detect any unusual health event, including those that may be associated with a new subtype of influenza A. Encourages Member States to update and implement the relevant components of multi-risk plans for preparedness and response to public health events.

The organization does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event, nor does it recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:31


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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