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Environmental Health Update - March 16, 2001

Reports

USAID - Burden of disease in the West Bank and Gaza:Assessment Report, 2000

USAID - Global health: framework for infectious disease surveillance, 2000

WHO - Methodological assessment of the environmental burden of disease, 2000.

WHO - World Water Day Disease Fact Sheets

New Links

UNESCO Water Assessment Program

World Water Day Update

Journal Issues

Bulletin of the World Health Organization-March 2001
The Lancet - March 17, 2001

Selected Disease Outbreaks, March 1 - 15

March 15
Legionellosis, automobile plant - USA (Ohio)
Foot & mouth disease, global response (06)
Plague, bubonic - Zambia
Lassa fever, suspected - Nigeria (Edo): RFI
Monkeypox, suspected - Congo DR (Equateur): RFI
Foot & mouth disease - Argentina: OIE report (02)


March 11
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - Panama (Los Santos)

March 10
 Foot & mouth disease, economic aspects - UK
 Foot & mouth disease, global response (05) 

March 8
Murray Valley encephalitis - Australia (NT): Confirmed
Undiagnosed encephalitis - Malaysia (03)


March 7
 Influenza vaccine: time for global unity? (06)
Yellow fever - Brazil (Minas Gerais) (05)

March 5
 Encephalitis virus warning - Australia (NT) (02)

March 1
  Unexplained deaths - India (North Bengal) (07)
  Foot & mouth disease, global response  

PubMed

Midzi SM, Tshimanga M, Siziya S, Marufu T, Mabiza ET.

An outbreak of dysentery in a rural district of Zimbabwe: the role of personal hygiene at public gatherings.
Cent Afr J Med. 2000 Jun;46(6):150-3.

Ramakrishnan R, Venkatarao T, Koya PK, Kamaraj P.

Influence of recall period on estimates of diarrhoea morbidity in infants in rural Tamilnadu.
Indian J Public Health. 1999 Oct-Dec;43(4):136-9.

Medeiros MI, Neme SN, Silva Pd P, Capuano DM, Errera MC, Fernandes SA, Valle GR, Avila FA.
Etiology of acute diarrhea among children in Ribeirao Preto-SP, Brazil.
Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2001 Jan;43(1):21-24.
Biswas R, Pal D, Mukhopadhyay SP.
A community based study on health impact of flood in a vulnerable district of West Bengal.
Indian J Public Health. 1999 Apr-Jun;43(2):89-90.
Nuwaha F.
The challenge of chloroquine-resistant malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
Health Policy Plan. 2001 Mar;16(1):1-12.
Singh N, Mehra RK, Srivastava N.
 
Malaria during pregnancy and infancy, in an area of intense malaria transmission in central India.
Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2001 Jan;95(1):19-29.
 
Litsios S.
Criticism of WHO's revised malaria eradication strategy.
Parassitologia. 2000 Jun;42(1-2):167-72.
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