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Essential Medicines List for Emergencies and Disasters in the Caribbean

2012-08-03 11:18:22

Every year, countries are faced by threats of hurricanes, floods, landslides, earthquakes and volcanoes. Several diseases have been observed in the aftermath of such disaster situations. For example, floods can potentially increase the transmission of...

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24 April 2012 Meningococcal Meningitis (Cerebrospinal fever)

2012-04-24 20:43:35

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.

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icon 24 April 2012 Meningococcal Meningitis (Cerebrospinal fever) 

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New Study Reveals Significant Healthcare System Costs Associated with Meningococcal Disease

2012-03-20 14:30:11

Today, Latin American researchers and global health leaders revealed preliminary results from the first-ever study to estimate the burden and costs of meningococcal disease in the region. 

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Pneumococcal Vaccine Becomes Part of Nicaragua's Vaccination Schedule

2010-12-13 15:41:11

At a ceremony held at the Ministry of Health, the new pneumococcal conjugate 13 Valente vaccine was introduced to the immunization schedule for children under age 1, with the aim of preventing complications and deaths from pneumonia, otitis media, meningitism, and sepsis in children in our country. (in Spanish)

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