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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 196...

By: World Health Organization

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La carte ci-dessus indique les pays dans lesquels la variole est waisemblablement endkmique ou dont la situation est encore ma1 connue ainsi que les zones de quatre pays oh I'on pense que la maladie n'est pas endkmique mais oh des poussks BpidCmiques ont 616 enregistrks cette annk. Des renseignements succincts concernant ces flambh au Cameroun, au Ghana, au Soudan et en Afrique du Sud ont BtB donnes dans le REH No 8, 1969, pages 150-158. D'aprh des informations complBmen...

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Health Organisation, Malaria Comission; World Health Organization ...

By: C. F. Clyde

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Cl;de, Mzoo e t Mluba ont prgsent6 en 196j m~ rapport sur l e s essals therapeut i q w s cle deiu sels insipides de l a chloroquine : l e naphtoate e t l e tannate. On s ' e s t int6ressd Zepuis aux propri6t6s d'un s l l i c e t e de chloroquine qui pr6sente une s t a b i l i t 6 reinarpiiable B l a cha1eur.l Les fabricznts ont observe, au cours d' essais sur llhom~e, que cette pr4paration insipide 6 t a i t excrdtde ( e t par cons6quent absorbee) au rngrne degr6 qGe 1 d...

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World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacifi...

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The disease Measles is diagnosed clinically on rash and fever (>38.5oC) illness. The three other symptoms for diagnosis of measles are cough, conjunctivitis, and coryza (runny nose). Koplik spots on the buccal mucosa are found early in the illness. A characteristic red, spotty rash appears on the third to seventh day, beginning on the face, becoming generalized, lasting four to seven days and sometimes ending in branny desquamation. The disease is more severe in infants ...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 198...

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The global epidemiological situation has not changed signiscantly since 1977 and is a matter of serious concern. Although progress has been made in some countries, in others, however, a worsening of the epidemiological situation has been reported. Data on malariia cases (or infections) reported by Member States are presented in Table 1 and la. When considering these figures it has to be borne in mind that they are, in all probability, an underestimate of the true parasit...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2002 ; Issue 92415458...

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Executive Summary The malicious contamination of food for terrorist purposes is a real and current threat, and deliberate contamination of food at one location could have global public health implications. This document responds to increasing concern in Member States that chemical, biological or radionuclear agents might be used deliberately to harm civilian populations and that food might be a vehicle for disseminating such agents. The Fifty-fifth World Health Assembly ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization,...

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Inspection: The Purchaser may inspect and sample, or cause to be sampled, the product at the Supplier’s factory and/or warehouse at a mutually agreeable time prior to shipment of the product.

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 200...

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Editorial note Since mid-December 2003, an epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic fowl and a variety of other birds caused by influenza A(H5N1) has been reported in eight Asian countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Viet Nam). The avian epidemic is historically unprecedented in its scale, geographical spread, and economic consequences for the agricultural sector. The epidemic als...

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World Health Organization : Press Release, Year 2003 : Press Relea...

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The World Health Organization is informing its Member States of the health risk associated with Remedia brand soya based infant formula. Paediatricians, paediatric nurses and mid-wives should be advised to inform parents of infants on non-dairy formula of the potential risk for thiamine (vitamin B-I) deficiency in this product.

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World Health Organization : Press Release, Year 2004 : Press Relea...

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Geneva - Today, for the first time, the United Nations General Assembly gathered for a plenary session devoted to road safety. The session comes just one week after World Health Day when the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the World report on road traffic injury prevention. During the General Assembly session, governments and UN agencies discussed how to implement the report's recommendations, aimed at stemming the growing toll of injury and d...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1982; Volume 60, Numbe...

By: B. Lalitha Rao

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At the request of the WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1959) a collaborative assay of the International Reference Preparation of Novobiocin was carried out during the period 1959-60 with the intention of establishing this material as the International Standard. As can be seen from Fig. 1, considerable variation was found, between laboratories, in the potency values obtained for the International Reference Preparation in terms of the standard preparatio...

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World Health Organization : Year 1993, Ocp Overview 93: An Overvie...

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A. ONCHOCERCIASIS: THE DISEASE, ITS TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL 1.1 Onchocerciasis (river blindness) is caused by a parasitic, filarial (threadlike) worm, Odchocerca volwlug, of which the adult female (macrofilaria), 40-45 cm long, lodges in nodules under the human skin or deeper in the tissues where during a lifespan of 11 to 12 years it produces millions of microscopic embryos (microfilariae) which live for about two years. The microfilariae give rise to intensely itching...

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World Health Organization : Organisation Mondiale de la Sante ; Ye...

By: R. W. Ewatts

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Calcium oxalate is a major costituent of most utinary stones , but the excretion of oxalate is usually normal.

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 256 - in ...

By: Sabry Girgis

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1. INTRODUCCION El ComitC de Expertos en Asistencia a1 Tiiio en Guarderias y Residencias Infantiles se reuni6 en Gixebra de123 de octubre al 1 de noviembre de 1962 bajo el comiln patrocinio de las h-aciones Unidas y de la Organizaci6n Mundial de la Salud. En nombre del Director General de la Organizaci6n Mundial de la Salud, el Dr. P. Dorolle, Director General Adjunto, declar6 abierta la reuni6n y dio la bienvenida a 10s miembros del Comitt de Expertos y a 10s representa...

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World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; Isg, No. 95.11 - in Spanis...

By: O. Vanneste, Dr.

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INTRODUCCION 1. El Grupo de enlace (ISG) del Foro lntergubernamental sobre Seguridad Quirnica (IFCS) celebrb su pxirnera reuni6n 10s dias 20-23 de marzo de 1995 en el palacio del Gobernador de Brujas (Bklgica), por invitaci6n del Ministerio belga de Salud P6blica y Medio Ambiente. En la reunidn participaron 27 miembros del Grupo. Tambiin tornaron parte en la rnisma representantes de otros 12 paises, de la Comisi6n de la Uni6n Europea (CE), de 11 organizaciones interguber...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; World Health Organization,...

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Executive summary and conclusions During 1999 the Children’s Vaccine Initiative (CVI) supported the development and pilot testing of a protocol for estimation of the treatment costs for three vaccine preventable diseases: Meningitis, pneumonia and diarrhoea. The protocol has three main objectives: first, to determine the costs associated with the diseases in question; secondly, to describe demographic and clinical characteristics of patients as possible explanatory varia...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1998 ; Issue 92415451...

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Preface Plant materials are used throughout developed and developing countries as home remedies, over-the-counter drug products and raw materials for the pharmaceutical industry, and represent a substantial proportion of the global drug market. It is therefore essential to establish internationally recognized guidelines for assessing their quality. The World Health Assembly - in resolutions WHA31.33 (1978), WHA40.33 (1987) and WHA42.43 (1989) - has emphasized the need to...

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World Health Organization, Weekly Epidemiological Record, Year 194...

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EXTRAITS DES RENSEIGNEMENTS RECUEILLIS PAR LA SECTION D'HYGIBNE DU SECRBTARIAT DE LA SOCIETS DES NATIONS EXTRACTS FROM INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE HEALTH SECTION OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; Assessment Document, A7863...

By: Emmanuela Gakidou

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I. Introduction Health inequality has become prominent on global policy agendas as researchers have come to regard average health status as an inadequate summary of a country’s health performance (1,2). Almost all health inequality studies have documented differences in average health status only across groups of people. Those with an economic focus have measured differences in average health status across income groups (3,4). Researchers with a sociological focus have e...

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World Health Organization : Year 2003 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: San Juan

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Dengue/DHF - global public health burden The geographical spread of both the mosquito vectors and the viruses has led to the global resurgence of epidemic dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever (dengue/DHF) in the past 25 years with the development of hyperendemicity in many urban centres of the tropics. Globally, 2.5 billion people live in areas where dengue viruses can be transmitted. The number of countries with epidemic DHF is continuing to rise. A pandemic in 1998, ...

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European Occupational Health Series : Reports and Studies, Europea...

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Although numerous studies of the metabolism of the antimalarial drug primaquine have been conducted over the past 30 years, remarkably little is known about its urinary metabolites. Standard reference texts (I) frequently list the 5, 6-dihydroxy der~vafive oi primaqu~ne as a major metabol~rs: hoverer, it, presetice in urine har nor hren co~~iirmed experimentally. The occurrence of 8-amino-6- methoxyquinoline, which is frequently found as an impurity in commercial primaqu...

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