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Measles Elimination Field Guide Measles Elimination Field Guide

This guide draws on the experience gained in the Western Hemisphere over the past years, highlighting the surveillance and vaccination strategies necessary to eliminate measles and to monitor and sustain the progress toward that goal. It can be used in any country, although some of the measures described may need to be adapted to local conditions.

Fifth Annual Vaccination Week in the Americas Fifth Annual Vaccination Week in the Americas

Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) originated with a proposal by the ministers of health of the Andean countries aimed at controlling a measles outbreak in Venezuela and Colombia in 2002. It became a hemispheric initiative in 2003, when the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) adopted Resolution CD44.R1.

Fatal  adverse events following receipt of yellow fever vaccine Fatal adverse events following receipt of yellow fever vaccine

In recent weeks, four fatal cases of adverse events following administration of yellow fever vaccine (17DD sub-strain) manufactured by Bio-Manguinhos, Brazil have been reported to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Control of Yellow Fever: Field Guide Control of Yellow Fever: Field Guide

Yellow fever remains an important public health problem in the Americas. Occasional cases of jungle yellow fever and the proliferation of Aedes aegypti across the Hemisphere are evidence of the continued high risk of the reurbanization that this disease continues to pose.

Control of Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae type b and Hepatitis B Field Guide Control of Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae type b and Hepatitis B Field Guide

The book was designed by PAHO to provide health professionals with a quick reference tool for these five diseases and the vaccines used to prevent them. The guide summarizes clinical information on these diseases; outlines the public health strategies currently available to control and prevent them, including surveillance and vaccination; and examines the existing monovalent vaccines.

 

 

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