Guide for the reports on the Aedes Aegypti eradication campaign in the Americas
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[Introduction]. The present campaign for the eradication of Aedes aegypti from the Western Hemisphere is a program of international cooperation in public health, and was undertaken in accordance with the following resolution 1 of the I Meeting of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (Buenos Aires, 1947): The Directing Council Resolves: 1. To entrust to the Pan American Sanitary Bureau the solution of the continental problem of urban yellow fever, based fundamentally on the eradication of Aedes aegypti, without prejudice to other measures that regional circumstances may indicate. 2. To develop the program under the auspices of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, which, in agreement with the interested countries, shall take the necessary measures to solve such problems as may emerge in the campaign against yellow fever, whether they be sanitary, economic, or legal. This Guide explains the forms and procedures to be used in the preparation of the reports on the campaign. These are designed for use in the evaluation of the status and the progress of the campaign in a given country as a whole and in each initially positive locality. The usefulness of the reports will be greatly enhanced if they are transmitted regularly and promptly to the Pan American Sanitary Bureau. The reports are also very useful in the application and implementation of the various definitions and provisions concerning yellow fever transmitted by A. aegypti as contained in the International Health Regulations...
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