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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 might be associated with a new subtype of influenza A. Member States are encouraged to update and implement the relevant components of multi-hazard 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.

 Read the full document: 5 April 2013 Epidemiological Update: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) in Chinaicon
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:30


PAHO Presents an Interactive Geographic Distribution Map of Priority Neglected Infectious Diseases in the Americas

 Neglected Infectious Diseases in the Americas continue to affect millions of individuals, but mostly, those communities comprised by indigenous populations from the countries and Afro-descendants born on the continent. In both cases, these and other populations generally represent the poorest and most-marginalized groups of their countries.   

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