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08 Dec 2011 description

By Denis McClean

DURBAN, 8 December 2011 - While good news remains in short supply from the main climate change talks here in Durban, there is a growing sense that local government is taking the lead on mitigation and adaptation without waiting for their central governments to direct their efforts.

08 Jul 2011 description


Jaya Vadlamudi
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LOS ANGELES, CA, July 7 2011 – International Medical Corps is working with the Republic of Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to improve the country’s ability to respond to public health crisis and potential socio‐economic disruptions brought on by influenza pandemics and other global disasters.

27 Jun 2011 description
report La Nación

Ante la confirmación de más de 50 casos confirmados de gripe A en la provincia de Mendoza, una veintena en estudio y dos personas fallecidas con diagnóstico positivo del virus H1N1, el Ministerio de Salud de esa provincia intensificó la campaña de vacunación antigripal para los grupos de riesgo, pero descartó que ese distrito afronte una epidemia de gripe A. También desestimó la suspensión preventiva de clases, y teme que el brote perjudique el turismo invernal.

25 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

17 May 2011 description
  1. Get Prepared for More Complex Scenarios
    Disasters claimed the greatest number of lives worldwide in 2010—more than any other single-year period in the last several decades. In just Haiti alone, the death toll was estimated at 230,000, although the actual number may never be known. The variety, frequency and complexity of these events will continue to increase, as we live in a more sophisticated and interdependent world, and countries must prepare for this.

17 Apr 2011 description

GENEVA, 17 April 2011 – After a week of negotiations continued through Friday night and into Saturday morning, an open-ended working-group meeting of Member States successfully agreed upon a Framework that ensures that in a pandemic, influenza virus samples will be shared with partners who need the information to take steps to protect public health.

The working-group meeting was convened under the authority of the World Health Assembly and coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

18 Feb 2011 description

- 61 Influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus: current situation and postpandemic recommendations
- 66 Safety of rotavirus vaccines: postmarketing surveillance in the WHO Region of the Americas

- 61 Virus grippal A (H1N1) 2009: situation actuelle et recommandations pour la période postpandémique
- 66 Innocuité des vaccins antirotavirus: surveillance après la mise sur le marché dans la Région OMS des Amériques

05 Jan 2011 description

Miércoles, 05 de Enero de 2011 10:49 PO Presidencia de la República

Quito (Pichincha).- El ministro de Salud, David Chiriboga, hizo un llamado a la ciudadanía, farmacias, clínicas y hospitales privados y medios de comunicación para tener una actitud responsable y de prevención frente a incremento de casos de influenza.

12 Dec 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

- 41 cholera cases reported , 27 in retrospect

- No confirmed measles outbreaks in the last 4 weeks

- No new Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported in the last 5 weeks

05 Dec 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

20 new cholera cases reported in Makonde and Zvimba

1 confirmed measles case and 178 suspect measles cases reported

No new Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported

28 Nov 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

- 7 new cholera cases reported in Makonde

- 246 suspect measles cases reported

- More Rubella IgM positive being reported compared to Measles IgM positive cases

- No new Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported

14 Nov 2010 description

Highlights of the week ending November 2010:

- No new cholera cases reported

- 203 suspect measles cases reported

- Further Decline in Influenza A H1N1(2009)cases reported

12 Nov 2010 description

- 453 Meeting of the WHO working group on polymerase chain reaction protocols for detecting subtype influenza A viruses – Geneva, June 2010
- 457 Fourth meeting of National Influenza Centres in the WHO Western Pacific Region – May 2010

10 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The People's Republic of China, with a population of 1.3 billion people, is the most populous country in the world, and has both one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies, while at the same time very marked disparities in income distribution, health status and other vulnerability indicators.

10 Nov 2010 description
report European Union


Executive summary

This extended report aims to provide a broad overview of the epidemiology and virology of the 2009 pandemic in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries (27 EU Member States (MS) and Norway and Iceland). Relevant background information on influenza epidemics and pandemics, notably their variability and unpredictability, is provided.

05 Nov 2010 description

The West Balkan region consists of Albania and the former states of Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia/ FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo). Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008. To this date it has been recognized by 70 states, including the United States.