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INTERNATIONAL FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITIES NETWORK (INFOSAN) - INFORMATION NOTE

This note describes steps for the identification, assessment and management of food safety events under the IHR (2005):

FOODBORNE DISEASE OUTBREAKS - GUIDELINES FOR INVESTIGATION AND CONTROL

This manual focuses on practical aspects of outbreak investigation and control of foodborne diseases. It also provides generic guidance that can be adapted to individual countries and local requirements:

GUIDE ON SAFE FOOD FOR TRAVELLERS

This guide was developed for all travelers but also provides information of particular importance for high-risk groups such as infants and young children, pregnant women, elderly and immunocompromised individuals, including those with HIV/AIDS:

GLOBAL EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR MAJOR ANIMAL DISEASES, INCLUDING ZOONOSES (GLEWS) - INFORMATION NOTE

This note describes the GLEWS system, which combines and coordinates the alert mechanisms of FAO, OIE and WHO to assist the international community and stakeholders in the forecasting, prevention and control of animal disease threats including zoonoses:

POLIO ERADICATION: IMMUNIZATION FOR HAJJ PILGRIMS

Saudi Arabia has released this year’s recommendations on polio immunization for Hajj pilgrims:

POLIO ERADICATION: MASS VACCINATION CAMPAIGNS IN HIGH-RISK AREAS

Sudan has launched mass vaccination campaigns in high-risk areas:

PREVENTING TRAVELLERS' DIARRHOEA: HOW TO MAKE DRINKING-WATER SAFE?

Travellers may be affected by a number of water-related diseases, including travellers’ diarrhoea. This document offers practical advice to help travellers make sure that the water they drink is safe:

YELLOW FEVER INITIATIVE INFO PACK

The Yellow Fever Initiative information pack for the launch of the initiative earlier this year and the booklet are available at:

YELLOW FEVER RISK ASSESSMENT

Risk assessment as a decision-making tool for preventive immunization campaigns:

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