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Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-April 2009/Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-avril 2009.
May 29, 2009... In 2004, during the 57th World Health Assembly, the Ministers of Health of countries where dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) is endemic pledged to interrupt transmission of the disease by the end of 2009. To monitor the progress accomplished, the number of cases reported to WHO by national...
Estimating the global burden of foodborne diseases: a collaborative effort/Evaluation de la charge mondiale des maladies d'origine alimentaire: une actin concertee.(Report)
May 29, 2009... This article was previously published in Eurosurveillance. * Illness and death from diseases caused by unsafe food are a constant threat to the security of public health as well as to socioeconomic development throughout the world. (1) The full extent of the burden and cost of foodborne...
Considerations for assessing the severity of an influenza pandemic/Considerations a prendre en compte pour evaluer la gravite d'une pandemie de grippe.(Report)
May 29, 2009... The WHO pandemic phases (1) are based on the geographical spread of a pandemic virus and are intended as a global call to countries to increase their alertness and readiness. However, within each phase, countries may find it useful to assess the specific severity parameters of a pandemic at the...
Meeting of the immunization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts, April 2009--conclusions and recommendations/Reunion du Groupe strategique consultatif d'experts sur la vaccination, avril 2009--conclusions et recommendations.
June 5, 2009... The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization advises the Director-General of WHO on the full range of immunization issues. Its remit extends beyond childhood immunization to all vaccine-preventable diseases. (1) SAGE met during 6-8 April 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland. Report...
Human infection with new influenza A (H1N1) virus: Mexico, update, March-May 2009/Infections humaines par le nouveau virus grippal A (H1N1): Mexique, mise a jour, mars-mai 2009.(Report)
June 5, 2009... On 12 April 2009, the Government of Mexico responded to a request by WHO for verification of an outbreak of acute respiratory infections in the small rural community of La Gloria, Veracruz. During 15-17 April, the Ministry of Health received informal notification of clusters of rapidly...