Learn More
OBJECTIVE To describe the temporal and geographical distribution of Zika virus infection and associated neurological disorders, from 1947 to 1 February 2016, when Zika became a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). METHODS We did a literature search using the terms "Zika" and "ZIKV" in PubMed, cross-checked the findings for(More)
Although vector control has proven highly effective in preventing disease transmission, it is not being used to its full potential, thereby depriving disadvantaged populations of the benefits of well tried and tested methods. Following the discovery of synthetic residual insecticides in the 1940s, large-scale programmes succeeded in bringing many of the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether serum levels of lipid peroxides measured as thiobarbituric-acid-reactive substances (TBARS) differ in type I and type II diabetic patients, whether serum levels correlate with late sequelae of diabetes, and whether serum levels of free vitamin E correlate with levels of lipid peroxidation by-products. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps(More)
In order to address the vitality of the microbial world, to detect emerging infectious diseases, to determine their potential threat to public health, and to establish effective interventions, the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed and coordinates the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) which connects several surveillance networks.(More)
WHO publications – whether for sale or for noncommercial distribution – should be addressed to WHO The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its(More)
Photographies : Agence France-Presse/Paula Bronstein (p. 4) ; Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge e siècle une intervention rapides, nécessitant souvent une assistance internationale, se sont révélées indispensables pour en limiter la propagation à l'échelon local. Il faudra à l'avenir impérativement renforcer les(More)
Global public health security is both a collective aspiration and a mutual responsibility that demands cooperative action at all levels. The expansion of the current H5N1 avian influenza enzootic and its incursion into human health presents a real and significant threat of an influenza pandemic. The world has for the first time an unprecedented opportunity(More)
  • 1