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West Nile Virus

Zoonoses / Animal Health

2010-05-04 14:40:46

zoonoses / animal healthMission of the PAHO Regional Program: Support PAHO Member States in the surveillance, prevention, control, and eradication of zoonotic diseases (i.e. diseases transmitted by animals) and animal attacks.

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Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

2010-03-19 17:20:15

Vector control is well suited for integrated approaches because some vectors are responsible for multiple diseases, and some interventions are effective against several vectors. The concept of IVM was developed as a result of lessons learned from integrated pest management, which is used in the agricultural sector; IVM aims to optimize and rationalize the use of resources and tools for vector control. This resource page links to WHO materials on IVM and to PAHO materials on vector-borne diseases (VBDs).

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Drains & You: A Manual for Drainage Maintenance Workers

2010-01-20 15:25:05

bootsThis training manual is aimed at drainage workers in community sanitation (public works). Its goal is to educate on how to improve sanitation conditions that play a role in disease transmission, not only of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria, yellow fever and West Nile virus, but of others related to bacterial pathogens and carried by rats and flies.

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Guidelines on Situation Analysis for Public Health Pesticide Management

2010-01-20 15:14:31

Pesticide Management GuideThe objective of this document is to provide guidance in the performance of a situation analysis aimed at identifying the weaknesses, strengths and needs for strengthening a country's public health pesticide management practices.

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