Environmental Health Update – March 16, 2001

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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 2001The Lancet – March 17, 2001

Selected Disease Outbreaks, March 1 – 15

March 15Legionellosis, 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 11Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome – Panama (Los Santos)
March 10 Foot & mouth disease, economic aspects – UK
 Foot & mouth disease, global response (05) 
March 8Murray 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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