WHO regulations to prevent spread of infectious disease

Bagchi, Sanjit
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/28/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 5, p447
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the new regulations of the World Health Organization (WHO), concerning the prevention of spread of infectious diseases. The new International Health Regulations were adopted officially on June 15, 2007. According to WHO, the aim of the regulations is to ensure global health security by a collective response to local problems. They cover diseases and emergencies caused by non-infectious disease agents. The regulations entail member states to respond to WHO's request for verification of information. According to communications adviser at WHO, Gregory Haärtl, the new regulations are related to and cover any event concerning public health emergency of international concern.


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