Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis
The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States should be prepared and 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: 17 April 2013 Epidemiological Update: Human infection caused by avian influenza A(H7N9) in China|
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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