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News
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Zika virus: aircraft disinsection for mosquito control posted at WHO web

On 1 February 2016, WHO Director-General declared that the recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil, following a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014, constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). As a precautionary measure, the Committee advised that standard WHO recommendations regarding disinsection of aircraft and airports should be implemented in order to control the vector (Aedes spp.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

WHO to convene an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus

 Zika virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti in tropical regions. This is the same mosquito that transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.  Zika virus,  is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, has been recently associated with potential complications such as neurological disorders and neonatal malformations.

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Events
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Live web stream from 138th WHO Executive Board Session

This week the 138th session of the WHO  Executive Board will convene in Geneva at the headquarters of the World Health Organization. On the agenda: WHO reform, health systems, noncommunicable and communicable diseases, promoting health through the life course, and preparedness, surveillance and response. The 138th session of the WHO Executive Board (EB) runs from Monday 25 January to Saturday 30 2016.

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News
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

WHO Ebola Situation Report - 6 January 2016

 WHO Ebola Situation Report - 6 January 2016 stated that Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have all now succeeded in interrupting human-to-human transmission linked to the original outbreak in West Africa. For detailed information, please visit http://apps.who.int/ebola/current-situation/ebola-situation-report-6-january-2016.

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News
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

WHO Statement following the 8th Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee concerning Ebola

The 8th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Tuesday, 15 December 2015,, and by electronic correspondence from 15-21 December 2015. The statement is published at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2015/ihr-ebola-8th-meeting/en/  

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News
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The new Safety Requirements for Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency Released by IAEA

The new Safety Requirements for Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency -a publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency jointly sponsored by 13 international organizations, including World Health Organization, is released. The publication provides the requirements for ensuring an adequate level of preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency, irrespective of its cause.

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News
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Updated WHO IHR authorized ports list - 30th Sep 2015

Please find updated IHR list of authorized ports which includes modification requested by Malaysia, Russian Federation, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and NorthernIreland. 

http://www.who.int/ihr/ports_airports/portslanding/en/

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Publications
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

WHO Lyon Office Newsletters

Developed specially for the partners of the WHO Lyon Office, this biannual newsletter describes highlights of the technical activities of the WHO Lyon Office (in french only) : http://www.who.int/ihr/publications/oms_lyon_newsletters/en/

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News
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WHO MERS-CoV - Disease outbreak news (27th August)

Please find below the links to the disease outbreak news MERS-CoV infection in Saudi Arabia :
http://www.who.int/csr/don/27-august-2015-mers-saudi-arabia/en/

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Publications
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Friday, August 28, 2015

WHO Ebola Situation Report (26th August 2015)

The web-based version of the WHO Ebola Situation Report (26th August 2015) is available at:
http://apps.who.int/ebola/current-situation/ebola-situation-report-26-august-2015

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