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    • Disasters, Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas. n.97, Oct., 2004 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2004-10)
    • Epidemiological Alert, Yellow Fever in Argentina (31 March 2008) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2009-03-31)
      As of 26 March 2008, the Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud dela Nación / MSAL) of Argentina has confirmed 5 cases of jungle yellow fever (JYF) in the country, including 1 death. All cases arfrom Misiones Province (3 ...
    • Epidemiological Alerts and Updates. Annual Report 2014 

      Pan American Health Organization (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014)
      The Annual Report on Epidemiological Alerts and Updates 2014 covers the most important public health events of international concern that occurred during said year in the Region of the Americas; they are events that compelled ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Seasonal influenza in North America (2 January 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-01-02)
      The 2013-2014 circulation of seasonal influenza in the northern hemisphere began officially in epidemiological week (EW) 40 of 2013, with an increase in the number of influenza-like illness (ILI) and hospitalizations ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Chikungunya Fever (24 January 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-01-24)
      Since the first report received by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) of autochthonous transmission of chikungunya infection on 6 December 2013, there are now six territories in ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Cholera (18 February 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-02-18)
      Between EW 1 and EW 6 of 2014, there have been 46 suspected cholera cases and no deaths, registered at the national level, with a decreasing trend. This is considerably less than the number of new case registered in the ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Chikungunya fever (21 February 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-02-21)
      To date, ten countries and territories in the Region of the Americas have recorded autochthonous cases of chikungunya infection: Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Carbapenemases of type New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) (7 March 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-03-07)
      Since 2008, worldwide circulation of microorganisms with the antimicrobial resistance mechanism, New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase (NDM), has been documented. NDM, a type of carbapenemase, is known to cause resistance to all ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Cholera (20 March 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-03-20)
      Between EW 1 and EW 8 of 2014, there have been 57 suspected cholera cases and no deaths, signifying a monthly average of 28 cases. This is less than the number of new cases registered in the same period of 2013 (monthly ...
    • Epidemiological Alert, Beginning influenza season in the Caribbean and South America (28 March 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-03-28)
      To prepare for the upcoming influenza season in the Caribbean and South America, it is important to consider the 2013-2014 influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere. The season was characterized by the predominance of ...
    • Epidemiological Alert, Rabies (5 May 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-05-05)
      In the Americas, human rabies transmitted by dogs is in the process of being eliminated. Since the launch of the regional program for the elimination of rabies transmitted by dogs in 1983, there has been a 95% reduction ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Chikungunya fever (23 May 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-05-23)
      Autochthonous transmission of chikungunya in the Region of the Americas was first detected in December 2013. From then up to epidemiological week (EW) 20 of 2014, autochthonous transmission of the virus has been detected ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Detection of imported wild poliovirus in environmental samples (21 June 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-06-21)
      On 18 June 2014, the Brazil International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) reported the detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in sewage samples collected in March 2014 at the International Airport ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Cholera (27 June 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-06-27)
      Between EW 1 and EW 22 of 2014, there were 156 suspected cholera cases, and four deaths, signifying a monthly average of 31 cases. This is less than the number of new cases registered in the same period of 2013 (monthly ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to the international spread of wild poliovirus. Implications for the Americas, polio-free Region ( 4 August 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-08-04)
      On 5 May 2014, the WHO Director General accepted the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee’s assessment and declared the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 a Public Health Emergency of ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Ebola virus disease (EVD), implications of introduction in the Americas (13 August 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-08-13)
      Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever), is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. There are no licensed specific treatments or vaccine available for use in ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (10 October 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-10-10)
      In countries with widespread and intense transmission, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, a high number of new cases continue to be recorded. In the past two months, about 1,000 new cases per week were recorded, of which ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Cholera (6 November 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-11-06)
      Between EW 1 and EW 41 of 2014, there were 209 suspected cholera cases, including five deaths, signifying a monthly average of 23 cases. This is less than the number of new cases registered in the same period of 2013 ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Cholera (2 December 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-12-02)
      Since the beginning of the epidemic (November 2010) through EW 41 of 2014, there have been 31,703 suspected cholera cases, including 472 deaths, in total. Between EW 1 and EW 44 of 2014, there were 231 suspected cholera ...
    • Epidemiological Update, Increase of influenza activity in the Northern Hemisphere (5 December 2014) 

      Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2014-12-05)
      With the beginning of the influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere, the Pan American Health Organization /World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States ensure appropriate clinical management of patients, ...