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of measles virus strain successfully interrupted in the Americas.
remains the leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths worldwide,
but by interrupting transmission of at least one indigenous strain,
countries of the Americas have shown that global measles eradication
following PAHO's recommended strategies is possible. (more).
inspects Russian smallpox laboratory.
A team of WHO appointed experts has concluded that the Vector
smallpox research laboratory in Koltsovo, Russia, can safely be
used for work with the virus which causes smallpox. (more).
food-borne disease is relatively easy.
According to Dr. Claudio Almeida, director of the Pan American
Institute for Food Protection and Zoonoses (INPPAZ), cases of
food-borne disease are still underreported and the quality of
the information needs to be improved. (more).
for West Nile Virus Surveillance in the Caribbean (CAREC).
Due to the risk of the spread of the West Nile Virus (WNV) infection
from the South-eastern part of the USA, and based on results of
a WNV surveillance program implemented in the USA, the Caribbean
Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) recommends the use of the
following guidelines for WNV surveillance in the Caribbean.
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