In the April 2006 issue of the newsletter we announced the publication of Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders. The Spanish version has now be published. This manual emphasizes the need to give the appropriate importance to the handling of dead bodies after disasters. The book contains several identification and information forms that  can be adapted to the type of disasters and the country or region where it strikes. Those interested in this practical field manual in either the Spanish or English version can download it in PDF format from PAHO’s website. In addition, field practitioners can quickly download useful forms to identify dead bodies, record missing persons, and body inventory (explanations on how to use these forms are included in the field manual). Visit disasters and click on the Publications Catalog.