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Diarrheal and Enteric Diseases

Epidemiological Alert: Dissemination of Carbapenemases in Klebsiella Pneumoniae in Latin-America (2 July 2010)

2010-07-02 18:21:03

Epidemiological Alerts In light of the increase in carbapenemases in enterobacteria detected in several countries of the Region, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) emphasizes the importance of the detection of this mechanism of resistance, which increases considerably morbidity and mortality of the infections by Klebsiella pneumoniae.

icon Epidemiological Alert: Dissemination of Carbapenemases in Klebsiella Pneumoniae in Latin-America (2 July 2010)

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Epidemiological Alert: Outbreak of Oropouche Fever (22 June 2010)

2010-06-23 12:18:38

Epidemiological AlertsIn the Americas, outbreaks of the Oropuche fever virus have been described in rural and urban communities of Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago.Outbreaks that were registered in the last ten years as due to the Oropuche virus have occurred mainly in the Amazon region.

icon Epidemiological Alert: Outbreak of Oropouche Fever (22 June 2010)

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Epidemiological Alert: Update on Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (19 May 2010)

2010-05-20 16:09:26

This update contains new information from Guatemala: From Epidemiological Weeks (EW) 1 through 17, Guatemala reported a total of 6,657 cases of which 1,123 were laboratory confirmed, with 3 deaths (in Izabal, Jutiapa, and Petén Norte).The age group most affected were children from 1 to 4 years of age, follow by infants less than a year old and then by children 5 to 9 years old.

icon Epidemiological Alert: Update on Rotavirus Diarrheal Syndrome (19 May 2010)

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Epidemiological Alert: Information for Persons Traveling to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup (13 May 2010)

2010-05-13 17:14:35

The purpose of this alert is to inform those intending to travel to South Africa for the upcoming FIFA World Cup as to health recommendations or other useful information from the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Department of Health of South Africa. Links are provided to relevant information that travelers can consult.

Epidemiological Alert: Information for Persons Intending to Travel to South Africa to Attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup (13 May 2010)

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