International Health Regulations
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.
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:: Mandates and Strategies
- CD50/INF/6. Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)
- CD49/INF/2. Progress Report on Technical Matters: International Health Regulations (Includes the Report on the [H1N1] Pandemic 2009)
- CSP27/11 International Health Roundtable. Implementing the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005)
- CD45/12. International Health Regulations: Perspectives from the Region of the Americas; 2004
- CD43.R13. (Resolution) International Health Regulations; 2001
:: IHR Publications
Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department