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31 Oct 2017 description

Resumen de la situación

En el periodo comprendido entre septiembre de 2016 y agosto de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 15.516 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 83% (n=12,921) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017. En este periodo, la mayor incidencia se registró en Romania (259 casos por 1 millón de habitantes), seguido de Italia (80,5 casos por 1 millón de habitantes) y Tayikistán (77 casos por 1 millón de habitantes).

27 Sep 2017 description

Resumen de la situación

Desde principios de enero de 2016 y hasta finales de julio de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 14.591 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 64% (n=9.386) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017.

31 Jan 2005 description

by Donna Eberwine

"Dead bodies cause epidemics." "Any aid is better than none." When it comes to disasters, these and other popular misconceptions abound. Relief experts say these myths not only are misguided but also can lead to actions that add to the suffering of survivors.

It was South Asia's worst natural disaster in memory -- the earthquake and tidal wave that claimed more than 280,000 lives in a dozen countries last December.

10 Jan 2005 description

Washington, D.C., January 10, 2004 (PAHO) - Tsunami relief efforts are continuing in Asia as plans for rehabilitation advance, but many areas remain difficult to reach and access to safe water and sanitation are still critical concerns, according to World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) experts in the affected areas.

"Survival is still a critical issue and there is a continuing urgent need to find and help people who have been injured," a WHO statement from Indonesia noted.

04 Jan 2005 description

Washington, D.C., January 4, 2005 (PAHO) --The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has published a new manual that dispels myths about the handling and the effects of mass casualties following a natural disaster, such as the Dec.