Emergencies preparedness, response

WHO Publications

:: Alert and response

  • A framework for global outbreak alert and response
    2001 Full text
  • Global outbreak alert and response. Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 26-28 April 2000
    2001 Full text
  • Guidelines for the collection of clinical specimens during field investigation of outbreaks
    2000 Full text

:: Anthrax

  • Improving public health preparedness for and response to the threat of epidemics:anthrax network. Report of a WHO meeting. Nice, France, 29-30 March 2003
    2003 Full text
  • Guidelines for the surveillance and control of anthrax in humans and animals
    1998 Full text

:: Biosafety

  • Laboratory biosafety manual.Third edition.
    2004 Full text
  • Transport of Infectious Substances: background to the amendments adopted in the 13th revision of the United Nations Model Regulations guiding the transport of infectious substances (EN-FR-SP)
    2004 Full text
  • Laboratory biosafety manual. Second edition (revised). Interim guidelines.
    2003 Full text

:: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

  • Infection control for viral haemorrhagic fevers in the African health care setting (EN - FR)
    1998 Full text

:: Dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever

  • DengueNet implementation in the Americas. Report of a WHO/PAHO/CDC meeting. San Juan , Puerto Rico, 9-11 July 2002.
    2003 Full text
  • Strengthening implementation of the global strategy for dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever
    2000 Full text
  • Infection control for viral haemorrhagic fevers in the African health care setting (EN - FR)
    1998 Full text
  • Dengue haemorrhagic fever: diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. 2nd edition. Geneva : World Health Organization.
    1997 Full text

:: Ebola

  • Invetigating cause of death during an outbreak of Ebola virus haemorrhagic fever: draft verbal autopsy instrument
    2003Full text
  • Infection control for viral haemorrhagic fevers in the African health care setting (EN - FR)
    1998 Full text
  • WHO recommended guidelines for epidemic preparedness and response: Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (EHF) (EN - FR)
    1997 Full text

:: Hepatitis

  • Hepatitis B (web version only)
    2002 Full text
  • Hepatitis Delta (web version only)
    2001 Full text
  • Hepatitis E (web version only)
    2001 Full text
  • Hepatitis A (web version only)
    2000 Full text

:: Influenza

  • Informal consultation on influenza pandemic preparedness in countries with limited resources. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-25 June 2004
    2004Full text
  • WHO consultation on priority public health interventions before and during an influenza pandemic
    2004 Full text
  • WHO guidelines on the use of vaccines and antivirals during influenza pandemics
    2004 Full text
  • Production of pilot lots of inactivated influenza vaccines from reassortants derived from avian influenza viruses. Interim biosafety risk assessment
    2003 Full text
  • WHO manual on animal influenza diagnosis and surveillance
    2002 Full text
  • Influenza pandemic preparedness plan. The role of WHO and guidelines for national or regional planning. Geneva, Switzerland, April 1999
    1999 Full text

:: International Health Regulations

  • Global crises, global solutions - Managing public health emergencies of international concern through the revised International Health Regulations (EN - FR)
    2002 Full text

:: Lassa fever

  • Infection control for viral haemorrhagic fevers in the African health care setting (EN - FR)
    1998 Full text

:: Measles

  • WHO guidelines for epidemic preparedness and response to measles outbreaks
    1999 Full text

:: Meningococcal disease

  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Report of the ninth meeting. Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, 15-16 December 2003
    2004 Full text
  • The use of polysaccharide trivalent ACW vaccine for the control of epidemic meningococcal disease outbreaks in countries of the African meningitis belt. Recommendations from an international informal consultation (EN - FR)
    2003Full text
  • Activités de surveillance et de réponse à la méeningite épidémique pour la saison 2002-2003 dans les pays de la Ceinture africaine. Rapport d'une consultation informelle de l'OMS. Genève 24-25 juillet 2003 (FR - EN)
    2003 Full text
  • Prevention and control of epidemic meningococcal disease in Africa. Report of a WHO technical consultation meeting. Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, 23-24 September 2002
    2003Full text
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Report of the eighth meeting. Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, 25-26 September 2002 (EN - FR)
    2003 Full text
  • Emergence of W135 Meningococcal Disease. Report of a WHO Consultation, Geneva, 17-18 September 2001 (EN - FR)
    2002 Full text
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Report of the seventh meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 September 2001 (EN - FR)
    2002 Full text
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Report of the sixth meeting. Cairo, Egypt, 20-21 September 2000 (EN - FR)
    2001 Full text
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Report of the fifth meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 8-9 December 1999
    2000 Full text
  • Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae (EN - FR)
    1999 Full text
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Report of the fourth Meeting. Bamako, Mali, 10-11 November 1998 (EN - FR)
    1999 Full text
  • Control of epidemic meningococcal disease. WHO practical guidelines. 2nd edition (EN - FR)
    1998 Full text
  • Response to epidemic meningitis in Africa, 1997. Report by IFRC-MSF-UNICEF-WHO to the International Coordinating Group (ICG)
    1997 Full text
  • International Coordinating Group on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Summary report. Geneva, Switzerland, 16-17 January 1997
    1997 Full text
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Summary report of the second meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 23-24 June 1997
    1997 Full text
  • International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for epidemic meningitis control. Summary report of the third meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 8-9 December 1997
    1998 Full text
  • Antimicrobial and support therapy for bacterial meningitis in children. Report of the meeting of 18-20 June 1997, Geneva, Switzerland
    1998 Full text

:: Plague

  • Plague manual: epidemiology, distribution, surveillance and control (EN - FR)
    1999 Full text

:: Preparedness for Deliberate Epidemics

  • Public health response to biological and chemical weapons: WHO guidance
    2004 Full text
  • Strengthening national preparedness & response to biological weapons: Report of a WHO consultation with the participation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Office International des Epizooties. Rome, Italy 6-8 March 2002
    2002 Full text
  • Preparedness for the deliberate use of biological agents: A rational approach to the unthinkable (EN - FR)
    2002 Full text

:: Rift valley fever

  • Infection control for viral haemorrhagic fevers in the African health care setting (EN - FR)
    1998 Full text

:: Severe acute respiratory syndrome

  • WHO Scientific Research Advisory Committee on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Report of the first meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 20-21 October 2003
    2004 Full text
  • Consensus document on the epidemiology Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
    2003 Full text

:: Smallpox

  • WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the fifth meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 4-5 November 2003
    2004Full text
  • WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the fourth meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 20-21 November 2002
    2003Full text
  • WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the third meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 3-4 December 2001
    2002 Full text
  • WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the second meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 15-16 February 2001
    2001 Full text
  • WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research: Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 6-9 December 1999
    2000 Full text

:: Surveillance

  • Technical review on monitoring and evaluation protocol for communicable disease surveillance and response systems. Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 7-9 July 2004.
    2004 Full text
  • Documentation of integrated disease surveillance and response implementation in the African and Eastern Mediterranean Regions. Report of a WHO meeting. Harare, Zimbabwe, 4-15 November 2002
    2003 Full text
  • Report of a global meeting on communicable disease surveillance, including epidemic-prone and/or vaccine-preventable diseases. Cairo, Egypt, 24-25 January 2001
    2002 Full text
  • Protocol for the assessment of national communicable disease surveillance and response systems. Guidelines for assessment teams (EN - FR)
    2001 Full text
  • WHO report on global surveillance of epidemic-prone infectious diseases
    2000 Full text
  • WHO recommended surveillance standards, Second edition (EN - FR)
    1998 2000 Full text
  • A standard verbal autopsy method for investigating causes of death in infants and children
    1999 Full text

:: Tularaemia

  • Informal discussions on guidance on tularaemia. Report of a WHO meeting. Umea, Sweden, 1- 2 June 2004
    2004Full text
  • 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
    2003Full text

:: Viral diseases

  • Report of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections. Geneva, Switzerland, 14-15 January 1999
    1999 Full text
  • Technical Advisory Group on Human Monkeypox. Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 11-12 January 1999
    1999 Full text
  • Progress in development and use of antiviral drugs and interferon. Report of an informal consultation. Geneva, Switzerland, 13-15 March 1995
    1995 Full text

:: Yellow fever

  • Yellow fever (EN - FR)
    1998 Full text
  • District guidelines for yellow fever surveillance (EN-FR)
    1998 Full text
  • Yellow fever - Technical Consensus Meeting. Geneva, 2-3 March 1998 (EN-FR)
    1998 Full text
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