Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER)

WER 2004 Index

  • 17 December 2004, vol. 79, 51-52 (pp 453–460)
    Note to travellers
    Index, Volume 79, 2004,Nos. 1-52
    Index of countries/areas
    Notifications of diseases subject to the Regulations
    A new model for child survival in Africa
    International Health Regulations
  • 10 December 2004, vol. 79, 50 (pp 441–452)
    Outbreak News:
    – Cholera, Nigeria
    Global situation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, end 2004
    Two AIDS medicines back on WHO prequalification list
    Influenza
    WHO web sites on infectious diseases
    Renewal of paid subscriptions
    International Health Regulations
  • 3 December 2004, vol. 79, 49 (pp 433–440)
    Outbreak News: – Yellow fever, Burkina Faso
    World AIDS Day – 1 December 2004
    Ebola haemorrhagic fever – Fact sheet revised in May 2004
    Renewal of paid subscriptions
    Corrigendum
    International Health Regulations
  • 26 November 2004, vol. 79, 48 (pp 425-432)
    Contents
    Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance: a global platform for detecting and responding to priority infectious diseases
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 19 November 2004, vol. 79, 47 (pp 417-424)
    Outbreak News:
    – Cholera, Senegal – update
    Lymphatic filariasis: progress of disability prevention activities
    Renewal of paid subscriptions
    International Health Regulations
  • 12 November 2004, vol. 79, 46 (pp 409–416)
    Assessment of neonatal tetanus elimination in Rwanda
    Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2003–2004
  • 5 November 2004, vol. 79, 45 (pp 401–408)
    Outbreak news:
    – Cholera, Senegal
    Conclusions and recommendations of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, Geneva, 21-22 September 2004
    Influenza
    WHO web sites on infectious diseases
    International Health Regulations
  • 29 October 2004, vol. 79, 44 (pp 393-400)
    Outbreak news:
    – Avian influenza, Thailand
    Laboratory surveillance for wild and vaccine-derived polioviruses, January 2003–June 2004
    New WHO 5 Keys Strategy for safer food
    Influenza
    Corrigendum
    International Health Regulations
  • 22 October 2004, vol. 79, 43 (pp 385-392)
    Influenza in the world
    Fifth meeting of the Steering Committee on Immunization Safety
    International Health Regulations
  • 15 October 2004, vol. 79, 42 (pp 377–384)
    Avian influenza, Thailand
    Tenth Informal Consultation on the Global Polio Laboratory Network, 6–8 September 2004
    Food safety regulators meet in Bangkok, Thailand
    International Health Regulations
    WHO web sites on infectious diseases – update
  • 8 October 2004, vol. 79, 41 (pp 369–376)
    Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2005 influenza season
    Human African trypanosomiasis: emergency action in southern Sudan
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 1 October 2004, vol. 79, 40 (pp 357–368)
    Outbreak News:
    – Cholera, Chad – update
    – Hepatitis E, Chad – update
    – Hepatitis E, Sudan – update
    Report on the mid-term assessment of microfilaraemia reduction in sentinel sites of 13 countries of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
    Global distribution of influenza vaccines, 2000–2003
    Revised WHO drinking-water guidelines to help prevent water-related outbreaks and disease
    International Health Regulations
  • 24 September 2004, vol. 79, 39 (pp 349–356)
    Outbreak News
    – Hepatitis E, Chad – update
    Progress towards global poliomyelitis eradication: preparation for the oral poliovirus vaccine cessation era
    Antibiotics in the management of shigellosis
    International Health Regulations
  • 17 September 2004, vol. 79, 38 (pp 341-348)
    Outbreak News:
    – Hepatitis E, Sudan – update
    – Yellow fever, Venezuela
    Dracunculiasis eradication programme: status during January – July 2004
    Prevention of measles deaths in Darfur, Sudan
    International Health Regulations
  • 10 September 2004, vol. 79, 37 (pp 329–340)
    Outbreak News:
    – Cholera, Chad
    – Hepatitis E, Chad – update
    – Rabies, France
    Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2003–2004
    Special campaigns to eliminate leprosy: improving services
    Corrigendum
    Influenza activity
    WHO web sites on infectious diseases
    International Health Regulations
  • 3 September 2004, vol. 79, 36 (pp 321-328)
    Outbreak News:
    – Hepatitis E, Chad – update
    – Hepatitis E, Sudan
    Overview of the WHO
    framework for monitoring and evaluating surveillance and response systems for communicable diseases
    Wider participation required in HIV vaccine clinical trials
    International Health Regulations
  • 27 August 2004, vol. 79, 35 (pp 313–320)
    Outbreak news
    – Hepatitis E, Chad
    Hepatitis E fact sheet (revised August 2004)
    Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication in Egypt, January 2003 to June 2004
    WHO action in Afghanistan aims to control debilitating leishmaniasis
    International Health Regulations
  • 20 August 2004, vol. 79, 34 (pp 309-312)
    Human cases of avian influenza: situation in Viet Nam as of 18 August 2004
    Onchocerciasis (river blindness) Report from the thirteenth InterAmerican Conference on Onchocerciasis, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
    International Health Regulations
  • 13 August 2004, vol. 79, 33 (pp 301-308)
    Human plague in 2002 and 2003
    NISN Statement on antiviral resistance in influenza viruses
    International health Regulations
  • 6 August 2004, vol. 79, 32 (pp 289-300)
    Outbreak News: – Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Nigeria
    Avian influenza – assessment of the situation as of 30 July 2004
    Validation of neonatal tetanus elimination in Andhra Pradesh, India
    African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness – fact-sheet
  • 30 July 2004, vol. 79, 31 (pp 281-288)
    Cholera, 2003
    WHO cholera information sources on the web
    International Health Regulations
  • 23 July 2004, vol. 79, 30 (pp 273-280)
    Outbreak News:
    – Shigellosis in Sudan
    Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan, January 2003 to May 2004
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
    WHO web sites on infectious diseases
  • 16 July 2004, vol. 79, 29 (pp 265-272)
    Avian influenza – Current evaluation of risks to humans from H5N1 following recent reports
    Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 10–11 June 2004
    Influenza
    Corrigendum
    International Health Regulations
  • 9 July 2004, vol. 79, 28 (pp 253-264)
    Outbreak News:
    – Ebola haemorrhagic fever in south Sudan – update on importations
    – Poliomyelitis eradication in Africa Hepatitis B vaccines
    Cambodia protects 75% of children against parasites
    International Health Regulations
  • 2 July 2004, vol. 79, 27 (pp 245-252)
    Outbreak News:
    – Poliomyelitis: imported case in Sudan, situation in northern Nigeria
    Setting up an early warning system for epidemic-prone diseases in the Darfur humanitarian crisis
    Twenty-five years of multidrug therapy for leprosy
    International Health Regulations
  • 25 June 2004, vol. 79, 26 (pp 237-244)
    Outbreak News:
    – Cholera, Cameroon
    – Ebola haemorrhagic fever, south Sudan – update
    – Leptospirosis, Kenya
    Index, Volume 79, 2004:
    Subject index
    Index of countries/areas
    Notifications of diseases subject to the Regulations
    Progress towards sustainable measles mortality reduction – South-East Asia Region, 1999–2002
    International Health Regulations
  • 18 June 2004, vol. 79, 25 (pp 229-236)
    Outbreak News
    – Ebola haemorrhagic fever, south Sudan – update
    Progress towards global eradication of poliomyelitis, 2003 and January–April 2004
    Dracunculiasis eradication
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 11 June 2004, vol. 79, 24 (pp 221-228)
    Outbreak News:
    – Ebola haemorrhagic fever, south Sudan – update
    – Salmonella enteritidis, United States
    Assessment of neonatal tetanus elimination in Eritrea
    Influenza
    WHO web sites
    International Health Regulations
  • 4 June 2004, vol. 79, 23 (pp 213-220)
    Outbreak News:
    – Ebola haemorrhagic fever, south Sudan – update
    – Yellow fever, Burkina Faso – update
    Completion of a national laboratory inventory for global wild poliovirus containment, United States, November 2003
    Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2003–2004
    International Health Regulations
  • 28 May 2004, vol. 79, 22 (pp 205-212)
    Outbreak News:
    – Ebola haemorrhagic fever, south Sudan
    Wild poliovirus importations in west and central Africa, January 2003 – March 2004
    Food safety at risk in Asia and the Pacific
    International Health Regulations
  • 21 May 2004, vol. 79, 21 (pp 201-204)
    DengueNet in India
    Assessment of risk to human health associated with outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in poultry – As at 14 May 2004
    International Health Regulations
  • 14 May 2004, vol. 79, 20 (pp 193-200)
    Outbreak News
    – Dengue fever, Indonesia – update
    – Yellow fever, Burkina Faso
    Buruli ulcer disease
    WHO web sites
    Corrigendum
    International Health Regulations
  • 7 May 2004, vol. 79, 19 (pp 181-192)
    Dracunculiasis eradication
    Confirmation of all previously reported SARS cases, China
    Investment in water and sanitation yields health and economic benefits
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 30 April 2004, vol. 79, 18 (pp 173-180)
    Review panel on Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease burden in Bangladesh, Indonesia and other Asian countries, Bangkok, 28–29 January 2004
    Food safety in developing countries – building capacity
  • 23 April 2004, vol. 79, 17 (pp 161-172)
    Outbreak News:
    – Dengue fever, Indonesia – update
    Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication in Nigeria, January 2003 –March 2004
    Nipah virus outbreak(s) in Bangladesh, January–April 2004
    International travel and health 2004 – Just published
    International Health Regulations
  • 16 April 2004, vol. 79, 16 (pp 153-160)
    Outbreak News:
    – Meningococcal disease, Central African Republic
    – Meningococcal disease, Chad
    Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) eradication
    Strengthening the early warning function of surveillance, Republic of Serbia: lessons learnt one year after implementation
    International Health Regulations
  • 9 April 2004, vol. 79, 15 (pp 145-152)
    Buruli ulcer disease
    Progress towards measles elimination, western hemisphere, 2002–2003
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 2 April 2004, vol. 79, 14 (pp 129-144)
    Outbreak News:
    – Dengue fever, Indonesia – update
    – Meningococcal disease, Burkina Faso
    – Meningococcal disease, Nigeria
    Measles vaccines
    Pregnant women and antenatal care
    WHO web sites on infectious diseases
    International Health Regulations
  • 26 March 2004, vol. 79, 13 (pp 121-128)
    Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication in India, 2003
    Tuberculosis fact sheet
    International Health Regulations
  • 19 March 2004, vol. 79, 12 (pp 109-120)
    Outbreak News:
    – Yellow fever, Liberia
    Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2003–2004
    Preparedness for deliberate epidemics
    Drug resistant tuberculosis levels in eastern Europe and central Asia
    International Health Regulations
  • 12 March 2004, vol. 79, 11 (pp 101-108)
    Outbreak News:
    – Dengue fever, Indonesia
    – Yellow fever, Liberia
    Ninth Informal Consultation on the Global Polio Laboratory Network
    Global tuberculosis control, 2004
    Buying high-quality TB drugs through GDF’s direct procurement mechanism
    WHO consultation on priority public health interventions before and during an influenza pandemic
    International Health Regulations
  • 5 March 2004, vol. 79, 10 (pp 93-100)
    Outbreak News
    – Dengue fever, Indonesia
    – Nipah-like virus, Bangladesh
    Influenza in the world
    Avian influenza A(H5N1) Situation (poultry) in Asia
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 27 February 2004, vol. 79, 9 (pp 85-92)
    Outbreak News: – Cholera, Africa
    Nipah virus fact sheet
    Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2004–2005 influenza season
    International Health Regulations
  • 20 February 2004, vol. 79, 8 (pp 77-84)
    Avian influenza frequently asked questions
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 13 February 2004, vol. 79, 7 (pp 65-76)
    Outbreak News: Avian influenza A(H5N1):
    - Editorial note
    - Preliminary clinical description, Thailand
    - Preliminary epidemiological summary, Viet Nam and Thailand Monitoring the interruption of indigenous measles transmission, Cape Town meeting, 14 October 2003
    Database of public health chemical incidents: first year pilot phase report
    International Health Regulations
  • 6 February 2004, vol. 79, 6 (pp 53-64)
    Outbreak News:
    – Avian influenza A(H5N1)
    – Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
    Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Strategic Plan 2004- 2008
    WHO/WPRO/SEARO meeting for DengueNet implementation in South-East Asia and the Western Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, 11–13 December 2004
    Influenza
    Corrigendum
    Ports designated
    International Health Regulations
  • 30 January 2004, vol. 79, 5 (pp 41-52)
    Outbreak News:– Avian influenza A(H5N1)
    Recommendations from the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts to the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
    International Health Regulations
  • 23 January 2004, vol. 79, 4 (pp 25-40)
    Outbreak News:
    - Development of a vaccine effective against avian influenza H5N1 infection in humans
    BCG Vaccine
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations
  • 16 January 2004, vol. 79, 3 (pp 13-24)
    Outbreak News
    – Avian influenza A(H5N1) in humans and poultry, Viet Nam
    – Announcement of suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) case, southern China-update
    Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 3–4 December 2003
    Progress in reducing global measles deaths: 1999-2002
    Influenza
    Corrigendum
    International Health Regulations
  • 9 January 2004, vol. 79, 1/2 (pp 1-12)
    Laboratory confirmation of a SARS case, southern China
    Assessment of neonatal tetanus elimination in Malawi
    Recommendations of the Interim Policy on Collaborative TB/HIV Activities
    Influenza
    International Health Regulations


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