IHR/Epidemic Alert and Response and Water Borne Diseases
The 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 virus. 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 neither advise health screening at points of entry in relation to this event, nor that any travel or trade restrictions be applied.
|Read the full document: 10 April 2013 Epidemiological Update: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) in China|
Avoiding local transmission of Ebola is the goal in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Marcos Espinal, said that preventing local transmission of Ebola is the main goal in preparing for the eventual arrival of cases of the disease in Latin America and the Caribbean.