Emergencies preparedness, response

Improving public health preparedness for and response to the threat of epidemics: tularaemia network. Report of a WHO meeting. Bath, UK, 14-15 September 2003


1. Introduction
2. Meeting objectives
3. Tularaemia: present state of knowledge and gaps
a. Clinical management
b. Epidemiology and surveillance
c. Diagnostics
d. Outbreak/emergency response
e. Research
4. WHO’s activities to assist countries to manage biological threats
5. Recommendations
a. Production of international guidance on tularaemia
b. Establishing a network of diagnostic laboratories with defined capacities for tularaemia
6. Presentation of the outcome of the WHO meeting to the 4th International Conference on Tularemia
Annex 1
Annex 2