Use of Revised International Health Regulations during Influenza A (H1N1) Epidemic, 2009
Published Date:Aug 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(8):1165-1170.
Keywords:Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Influenza A Virus
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
International Health Regulations
World Health Organization
Funding:5K01EH000288-02/EH/NCEH CDC HHS/United States
Description:Strong international health agreements and good planning created a structure and common procedure for nations involved in detection and evaluation of the emergence of influenza A (H1N1). This report describes a timeline of events that led to the determination of the epidemic as a public health emergency of international concern, following the agreed-upon procedures of the International Health Regulations. These events illustrate the need for sound international health agreements and should be a call to action for all nations to implement these agreements to the best of their abilities.
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