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Vectors: Transmissible Diseases

13 July 2012 Cholera

2012-07-13 19:34:56

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.

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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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28 March 2012 Dengue

2012-03-28 17:02:40

Epidemiological AlertsThe 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.

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13 March 2012 Explanatory note on seasonal influenza

2012-03-13 16:44:51

Epidemiological AlertsInfluenza outbreaks occur annually, which affect public health and can have social and economic impacts. The weekly influenza in the Americas situation reports produced by PAHO/WHO demonstrate that influenza viruses A and B are currently circulating. Among the influenza A subtype viruses circulating are influenza A(H3N2) and A(H1N)pdm09.

To reduce the impact caused by outbreaks of seasonal influenza PAHO/WHO reminds Member States facing intense circulation of influenza viruses to maintain their routine surveillance activities, promote appropriate clinical management and disseminate information to the public on preventative measures. Member States of the Southern Hemisphere are also called upon to begin prevention and control preparations prior to the start of the season with the greatest circulation of influenza viruses.

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