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DengueNet Implementation in the Americas. Report of a WHO/PAHO/CDC Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 9-11 July 2002

WHO/CDS/CSR/GAR/2003.8


DengueNet Implementation in the Americas. Report of a WHO/PAHO/CDC Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 9-11 July 2002

Executive Summary

1. Introduction
Welcome
Meeting objectives and expected outcomes
Participants, agenda and documents
The challenge of dengue/DHF epidemiological and laboratory surveillance

2. Proceedings - Outline of meeting sessions
2.1Session 1: National laboratories and reporting systems for dengue/DHF in the Americas
Questionnaire survey of national dengue/DHF laboratories & reporting systems
Dengue/DHF lab based surveillance DHF system in Puerto Rico
Dengue fever in Brazil: Past, present and perspectives
Dengue/DHF surveillance in CAREC - regional surveillance network
Characteristics of national dengue/DHF surveillance programmes
Discussion

2.2 Session 2: DengueNet for global surveillance of dengue and DHF
Why global surveillance for dengue and DHF?
PAHO Resolution CD43.R4/working document CD43/12 for dengue prevention and control
WHO Resolution WHA55.17 for dengue fever/DHF prevention and control
DengueNet WHO’s web-based global surveillance system for dengue/DHF
Practical “hands-on” session with DengueNet
Discussion

2.3 Session 3: 1994 and 1996 WHO meetings on dengue labs in the Americas
Summary of day 1
1994 Cincinnati Meeting on diagnostic methods and commercial assays
1996 Rio de Janeiro Meeting on dengue laboratories in the Americas

2.4 Session 4: Working groups on dengue epidemiology and laboratory
Working group on dengue laboratories
Working group on dengue epidemiology

2.5 Session 5: Reports on working groups on dengue epidemiology and laboratory
Report of the working group on dengue laboratories
Report of the working group on epidemiology

Annexes

Annex 1: Agenda
Annex 2: List of participants
Annex 3: Background documents
Annex 4: Abstracts of presentations of national programmes
Annex 5: Case definitions dengue/DHF

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