Epidemiological Alert - Human infections caused by avian influenza A(H5N1) in the Region of the Americas - 5 June 2024

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The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) calls on Member States to work in a collaborative and intersectoral manner to preserve animal health and protect public health. PAHO/WHO urges Member States to implement protocols for the timely detection, notification and rapid response to outbreaks in animals and/or human infections. PAHO/WHO encourages Member States to review and test their pandemic influenza preparedness and readiness plans. In addition, virus sharing with Collaborating Centers in both sectors is encouraged to strengthen risk analysis and to have candidate vaccine viruses.