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International Health Regulations



International Health Regulations

International Health RegulationsThe International Health Regulations are an international legal instrument that covers measures for preventing the transnational spread of infectious diseases. The newly adopted IHR (2005) has as purpose and scope “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade”.

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IHR, Epidemic Alert and Response, and Water Borne Diseases Unit
International Health Regulations

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