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Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals web-site on diseases and vaccines
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, October 2009 - conclusions and recommendations
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO
English and French

Cholera

WHO statement relating to cholera outbreaks and international travel and trade
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English

Cholera outbreak: assessing the outbreak response and improving preparedness
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO
English French Portugese

Acute diarrhoeal diseases in complex emergencies: critical steps: decision-making for preparedness and response
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO
English French Portugese

First steps for managing an outbreak of acute diarrhoea
Publication date: 2003
Source: WHO
English French Portugese

Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of epidemic dysentery and cholera
Publication date: 1999
Source: CDC and WHO
English French

Influenza

The Influenza Training Digital Library
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Source: WHO
Web site: Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Pandemic influenza preparedness and response - WHO guidance document
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO
Chinese English French

Global surveillance during an influenza pandemic
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO
English

Reducing excess mortality from common illnesses during an influenza pandemic - WHO guidelines for emergency health interventions in community settings
Publication date: 2008
Source: WHO
English

Options for the use of human H5N1 influenza vaccines and the WHO H5N1 vaccine stockpile
WHO Scientific Consultation, Geneva, Switzerland, 1-3 October 2007
Publication date: 2008
Source: WHO
English

Addressing Ethical Issues in Pandemic Influenza Planning - Discussion paper
Publication date: 2008
Source: WHO
English

Ethical considerations in developing a public health response to pandemic influenza
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
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Recommendations and laboratory procedures for detection of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus in specimens from suspected human cases
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English

Avian influenza, including influenza A (H5N1), in humans: WHO interim infection control guideline for health care facilities
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO (HQ and WPRO)
English

Clinical management of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English Main text Clinical case summary form Clinical case data

WHO Interim Protocol: Rapid operations to contain the initial emergence of pandemic influenza
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English

H5N1 avian influenza: Timeline of major events
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English

The role of National Influenza Centres during interpandemic, pandemic alert and pandemic periods
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English Spanish

Questions and answers on avian influenza in relation to animals, food and water
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
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WHO guidelines for investigation of human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1)
Publication date: 2007
Source: WHO
English

Collecting, preserving and shipping specimens for the diagnosis of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection
Guide for field operations
Publication date: 2006
Source: WHO
English

A guide to healthy food markets
Publication date: 2006
Source: WHO
English French

Stop the Spread - Measures to Stop the Spread of Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu at its Source
Publication date: 2006
Source: FAO, OIE and WHO/WPRO
English

FAO/OIE/WHO Consultation on Avian Influenza and Human Health: Risk Reduction Measures in Producing, Marketing, and Living with Animals in Asia
Publication date: 2006
Source: WHO/WPRO
English

Public Health Interventions for Prevention & Control of Avian Influenza
A manual for improving biosecurity in the food supply chain
Publication date: 2006
Source: WHO/SEARO
English

Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and in humans: Food safety implications
INFOSAN Information Note No. 7
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO
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WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO
Arabic English French Japanese Russian Spanish

WHO global influenza preparedness plan
The role of WHO and recommendations for national measures before and during pandemics
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO
Arabic English French Russian Spanish

WHO guidelines for global surveillance of influenza A/H5
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO
English

Meningococcal diseases

Global Alert and Response - Meningococcal disease web site
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Meningoccocal meningitis fact sheets
Source: WHO
Web site: English French Spanish

Disease Outbreak News - Meningococcal disease
Source: WHO
Web site: English French

Meningitis vaccine project
Source: WHO
Web site: English French

Meningitis Environmental Risk Information Technologies (MERIT)
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Publications on Meningococcal disease
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Plague

Information resources on plague
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Polio

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: CDC, Rotary International, UNICEF, WHO
Source: CDC, Rotary International, UNICEF, WHO
Web site: English

Global Immunizations and vaccinations
Source: CDC
Web site: English

Global Polio Eradication Initiative Secretariat's technical reports
Source: CDC, Rotary International, UNICEF, WHO
Web site: English

Polio updates
Weekly Epidemiological Record
Source: WHO
Web site: English French

Polio updates
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Record (MMWR)
Source: CDC
Web site: English

Progress report by the Secretariat of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to the 126th Session of the Executive Board
Publication date: 2010
Source: WHO
Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Report of the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication
Publication date: 2009 and ongoing
Source: CDC, Rotary International, UNICEF, WHO
Web site: English

Conclusions and recommendations of the Advisory Committe on Poliomyelitis Eradication, 11-12 October 2006, Geneva
Publication date: 2006
Source: WHO, Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol. 81
Part 1
English and French
Part 2
English and French

Poliomyelitis: mechanism for management of potential risks to eradication
Executive Board 120/4 Rev.1
Publication date: 2006
Source: WHO
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Conclusions and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication 11-12 October 2005, Geneva
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO

OPV cessation - the Final Step to a "Polio-free" World
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO

Advisory Committee on Polio Eradication
Standing recommendations for responding to circulating polioviruses in polio-free areas
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO, Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol. 80
English and French

Current status of polio eradication
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO Bulletin, vol. 82
English

Conclusions and recommendations of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, 21-22 September 2004, Geneva
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO, Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol. 79
English and French

Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication: preparation for the oral poliovirus vaccine cessation era
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO, Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol. 79
English and French

Key elements for improving supplementary immunization activities
Publication date: 2000
Source: WHO
English French

WHA Resolution on polio 52-22
Publication date: 1999
Source: WHO

Report of the meeting on the scientific basis for stopping polio immunization, 23-25 March 1998, Geneva
Publication date: 1998
Source: WHO
English

Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance: the surveillance strategy for poliomyelitis eradication
Publication date: 1998
Source: WHO, Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol. 73
English and French

Field guide for supplementary activities aimed at achieving polio eradication
Publication date: 1996
Source: WHO

The Immunological Basis for Immunization Series
Module 6: Poliomyelitis
Publication date: 1993
Source: WHO

WHA Resolution on polio 41-28
Publication date: 1988
Source: WHO

Rift valley fever

Rift valley fever
Publication date: ongoing
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Rift Valley fever outbreaks forecasting models - Joint FAO - WHO experts consultation
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO
English

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Smallpox

Smallpox
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Viral haemorrhagic fevers

Viral haemorrhagic fevers
Source: WHO
Web site: Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Viral haemorrhagic fevers / dengue
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Dengue - guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO
English

Viral haemorrhagic fevers / ebola
Source: WHO
Web site: Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Viral haemorrhagic fevers / lassa fever
Source: WHO
Web site: English Spanish

Viral haemorrhagic fevers / Marburg haemmorrhagic fever
Source: WHO
Web site: Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Viral haemorrhagic fevers / West Nile fever
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Pesticides and their application for the control of vectors and pests of public health importance
Publication date: 2006
Source: WHO
English

Yellow fever

Global Alert Operation - yellow fever
Source: WHO
Web site: English

Yellow fever
Source: WHO
Web site: Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

Yellow fever - Fact sheets
Source: WHO
Web site: English French Spanish

Yellow fever - Outbreak News
Source: WHO
Web site: English French Spanish

Country situation with respect to yellow fever vaccination requirements and recommendations and malaria risk and prevention - interactive map
Source: WHO
Web site: English

International travel and health (ITH)
Source: WHO
Web site: English French

Investigation of yellow fever epidemics in Africa - Field guide
Publication date: 2008
Source: WHO
English French

The yellow fever situation in Africa and South America in 2004
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO, Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol. 80
English and French

Progress in the control of yellow fever in Africa
Publication date: 2005
Source: WHO, Weekly Epidemiological Record, vol. 80
English and French

Manual for the monitoring of yellow fever virus infection
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO
English

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