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9 July 2012 Cholera 9 July 2012 Cholera

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Epidemiological AlertsThe Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) reminds Members States that measures such as restrictions on movement of persons and seizure of goods produced under good manufacturing practices are unnecessary and ineffective to control the spread of cholera. Member States are encouraged to continue surveillance activities and to implement the recommended actions that reduce cholera spreading determinants.

4 May 2012 Cholera 4 May 2012 Cholera

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Epidemiological AlertsConsidering the start of the rainy season in Central America and the Caribbean, which increases the risk of transmission for various diseases, including cholera, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) encourages Member States the continuation of surveillance efforts to detect the occurrence of outbreaks and implementing intervention actions to reduce cholera spread determinants.

31 July 2012 Cholera 31 July 2012 Cholera

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Epidemiological AlertsThe Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reminds Members States that measures such as restrictions on movement of persons and seizure of goods produced under good manufacturing practices are unnecessary and ineffective to control the spread of cholera. Member States are encouraged to continue surveillance activities and to implement the recommended actions that reduce cholera spreading determinants.

28 March 2012 Dengue 28 March 2012 Dengue

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Date added: 03/28/2012
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Epidemiological Alerts The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States (especially those located in the regions of Central America and the Caribbean), that could have a greater risk of dengue outbreaks during the second half of 2012, to begin preparing and establish integrated response mechanisms for the prevention of dengue caused deaths.

24 April 2012 Meningococcal Meningitis (Cerebrospinal fever) 24 April 2012 Meningococcal Meningitis (Cerebrospinal fever)

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Epidemiological AlertsGiven the increasingly frequent occurrence of meningococcal meningitis clusters in different countries of the Region and the need for information to characterize the situation and direct public health actions, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) encourages Member States to strengthen surveillance and laboratory capacity to enable the detection of outbreaks and to implement an appropriate response in a timely manner.

2 November 2012 Cholera Situation Update 2 November 2012 Cholera Situation Update

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Date added: 11/02/2012
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Epidemiological AlertsRecent hurricanes, Sandy and Isaac, passed through several Caribbean countries, including Haiti, increased the risk of acute diarrheal diseases being transmitted by food and water and may require heightening the responsiveness of health systems in the affected areas. As such, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) recommends that Member States take action to update their preparedness and response plans and strengthen their surveillance systems for early detection of outbreaks. Member States are called on to continue their efforts and implement actions to improve water quality and sanitation conditions.

2 March 2012  Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 2 March 2012 Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

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Epidemiological AlertsIn 2011 and the start of 2012, an increase in pertussis cases has been reported in several countries of the Region, with cases predominantly in adolescents and newborns. In light of this situation, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reiterates the recommendations issued by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases during their XIX Meeting in July 2011.

19 December 2012 Nosocomial transmission of NDM-type multiresistant bacteria 19 December 2012 Nosocomial transmission of NDM-type multiresistant bacteria

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Date added: 12/20/2012
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Epidemiological AlertsThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that Member States increase their efforts to implement prevention and control actions for infections associated with health care, due to the detection and local spread of mutli-resistant microorganisms with New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase-type (NDM) antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in health services in countries of the Americas.

16 November 2012 Pertussis 16 November 2012 Pertussis

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Date added: 11/16/2012
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Epidemiological Alerts Given the significant increase of pertussis cases in several areas of the Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) encourages Member States to increase their level of surveillance, to continuously monitor the level of vaccination coverage in one year old infants and children under 5 years old, with particular emphasis on identifying susceptible group.

13 November 2012 Dengue 13 November 2012 Dengue

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Date added: 11/13/2012
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Epidemiological AlertsIn preparation for the start of the season with the highest risk of dengue transmission due to rainy seasons and increased temperatures, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States (especially those in the southern hemisphere) to implement their integrated preparedness and response mechanisms in order to prevent transmission and prevent dengue caused deaths.

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