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Influenza: Scientific and technical material

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Influenza web site in the regional country offices

2010

National Influenza Plans

2018

National plans in the region

2010

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Clinical Guidelines

2010
2009

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: General guidelines

2012
2010
2009

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Guidelines for Health Care

2010
2009

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Guidelines for Inf. Communicators

2010
2008
  • World Health Organization Outbreak Communication Planning Guide; 2008
    World Health Organization Outbreak Communication Planning Guide; 2008Effective risk communication is an essential element of outbreak management. When the public is at risk of a real or potential health threat, treatment options may be limited, direct interventions may take time to organize and resources may be few. Communicating advice and guidance, therefore, often stands as the most important public health tool in managing a risk.
2005

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Guidelines for Laboratories

2010
2009
  • WHO Information for Laboratory Diagnosis of New Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans

    This document provides information on the diagnostics available as of the above date for the human influenza A (H1N1) A/California/4/2009-like viruses. Further diagnostic information will be updated when available.

  • Instructions for storage and transport of suspected or confirmed influenza A (H1N1) human and animal

    Publication date: 20 May 2009. Specimen storage.

    Specimens in viral transport medium for viral isolation should be kept at 4 °C and transported to the laboratory promptly. If specimens are transported to the laboratory within 2 days, they may be kept at 4 °C; otherwise they should be frozen at or below –70 °C until they can be transported to the laboratory. Repeated freezing and thawing must be avoided to prevent loss of infectivity. Sera may be stored at 4 °C for approximately one week, but thereafter should be frozen at –20 °C.

  • Maintenance Manual for Laboratory Equipment (test)

    This manual is a revised edition of "Manual de mantenimiento para equipo de laboratorio" (PAHO, 2005) translated from Spanish into English. Revisions include additional chapters on laboratory equipment commonly used in some laboratories and updates allowing global use of the manual.


Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Guidelines for Surveillance

2010
2009
  • WHO Interim Protocol: Rapid operations to contain the initial emergence of pandemic influenza (October 2007)
    The purpose of the rapid containment strategy is to help national authorities, with the assistance of WHO and international partners, to stop the development of pandemic influenza when it is initially detected and before the virus has been able to spread more
    widely. The strategy evolved from 1) recognition that the potential for widespread harm and social disruption from an influenza pandemic is considerable; 2) recognition, based in part on the experience with SARS, that mobilization of large and complicated public health operations is possible in the modern era; and 3) from mathematical modelling studies suggesting that containment of a pandemic might be possible in the initial stages if the initial outbreak of human cases is localized and antiviral prophylaxis, movement restrictions, and non-pharmaceutical interventions are implemented in the affected area within the first 3 weeks.

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Guidelines for Travel

2010

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Reports 2009

2009

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Reports 2010

2010

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Reports 2011

2012
2011

Software

2010

Websites

2010

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