Vaccine-preventable diseases (diphtheria, measles, poliovirus) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: implications for the Region of the Americas
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After more than eight months of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas, with all of the countries in the North America, Central America, and South America (with the exception of Uruguay) subregions presenting with community transmission, health systems are being challenged and routine immunization activities are being postponed in most of countries. The pandemic has jeopardized compliance with the indicators for integrated measles/rubella and acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance.
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Regional Risk Assessment on Vaccine−Preventable Diseases (Diphteria, Measles, Yellow Fever, and Polio) in the Context of the COVID−19 Pandemic: Implications for the Region of the Americas (15 December 2021) Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2021-12-15)After more than 22 months of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas, and COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported from all 56 countries and territories in the Region of the Americas, health systems ...
Pan American Health Organization; Health Emergencies (PHE) (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-11-17)In 2020, as of 11 November, 5 countries reported a total of 56 confirmed cases of diphtheria, including 16 deaths in the Region of the Americas: Brazil (2 confirmed cases), the Dominican Republic (3 confirmed cases, including ...