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The World Public Library Medical Document Collection is an archive of Medical Document Collection, Medical Publications Collection, Department of Health and Human Services and Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Titles were selected to focus on assisting general health and awareness, and especially those at greater risk of health disparities with achieving optimal lifespan with the best possible quality of health in every stage of life.

 
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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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Lors d'une consultation organisee par I'OMS en 1996, des hauts fonctionnaires ont estime qu'il etait urgent d'etendre la gamme des moyens de prevention et de lutte contre les risques pour la sante lies a I'environnement. Ils ont ainsi demande a I'OMS de produire un document d'orientation sur les instruments juridiques de gestion de I'hygiene de I'environnement. Ce document serait le sixieme d'une serie visant a souligner differents aspects des services d'hygiene de I'env...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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The main purpose of this document is to serve as the work programe of the WHO European Region for the period 1984-1989. It w i l l also serve as the European regional contribution to the Seventh General. Programme of Work of WHO. The emphasis has been on identifying the major problems involved in realizing the f i r s t thoroughly planned step towards reaching a satisfactory level of health for everybody by the year 2000. On that basis the priority areas f o r EUBO engag...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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Schistosomiasis is one of the most widespread and important human diseases, incapacitating many millions of people and causing irreparable economic loss. It has an added importance today, as better travel facilities have increased the danger of its spread. The disease is an international problem, and international methods of attack must be used if we would hope to control it.O This is not the first time that an effort has been made to bring before the world a realization...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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The true prevalence of mental handicaps in children must be much higher than the reported figures because most surveys have dealt with only severe cases : mild cases are deffecult to measure usinf the avalable psychometric tests because of doubtful re;iability when applied to children

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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The present paper is a contribution to the knowledge of . the autecology of small rodents and insectivores and their distribution and population density in the TribeE region and the adjacent parts of the HronskJ; Inovec Mountains, leading to the elucidation of the principal relations between the host, the parasites and their environments. The individual data, collected over a period of 10 years, are so arranged as to provide a basis for the synecology and to show the dyn...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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Efficient methods have been developed at the Insects Affecting Man Research Laboratory at Orlando, Florida, by which 22 species of insects, ticks, and mites can be reared in large numbers. Many of the rearing techniques have been used by entomologists for some time, but have been modified at this laboratory to yield insects of uniform age and vitality with a minimum of effort. The procedures presented here are those currently in use for rearing colonies of the following ...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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Health is a fundamental human right . It is also a crucially valuable resourece to people . It enables them to achieve their full potential

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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SYNOPSIS The data presented show that the growth of brucella cells in a mixture of culture medium (peptone typej and blood is not due to gron-th-promoting constituents in the medium but to the presence of an agent or agents that inactivate the bacterial growth-inhibiting factor usually present in normal blood. The blood then becomes an excellent culture medium. Other methods of inactivating the growth-inhibiting factor in normal cow blood to promote a rapid gro\~tho f B~...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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En 1979, le Bureau regional de I'OMS pour 1'Europe (EURO) a attir6 I'attention des autoritCs sanitaires des pays europCens sur les risques lies & la prCsence de radon comme polluant de l'atmosphbre de l'intCrieur des locaux

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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Children without polio type 1 antibodies at the time of primary vaccination were revaccinated 5-6 weeks after vaccination according to the same schedule. After revaccination, the weekly stool sample collections were continued until the 4th week. A final blood sample was taken 4 weeks after revaccination. The schedule of vaccination and revaccination as well as the number of children vaccinated and followed up are shown in Table 1. The excellent return rates were connecte...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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POLIOMYELITIS Poliomyelitis and its symptoms: Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. The virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in the intestine. Initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Among those paraly...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: J. O. Akinosi, Dr.

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The following general considerations are important. (. 1.) For the success of the poliomyelitis eradication programme it is essential that clinicians, epidemiologists and virologists in each country should work together as a team. The establishment and smooth functioning of these teams will form an important part of the work of the national programme manager.

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: R. D. Emslie, Prof.

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A cily-wrde oral polio vaccine (OPVj immunization campargn, aimed at the 3-36- monlh age group, was carried oul rn Madras cily during rhe firs1 3 months of 1985 as a join1 effort bv government and voluntary agencies. Wide publicity was given lo the campaign. An evalualion of the resulls was conducted using the 30-cluster sample survey rnelhod. The campaign succeeded in rapidly increasing the vaccine coverage to 94%, 88% and 72% for, respectively, thefirsl, second, and th...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: A. S. Prophet

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Histoplasmosis has apparently ne! er been diagnosed on the continent of Asia. . . In Indonesia, houever, a case has recently been reported in which Histoplasma capsulatu~nw as isola~edi n culture; four others, based on histological evidence, have been found in a search of the available literature.*. 5. 7, In view of the nearness of Lower Burma to Indonesia (see fig. I), the remarkable geographical resemblance between this area and known histoplasmosis-endemic centres el...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: F. J. Maier

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The fleas collected in 1946 and 1947 during the investigation of outbreaks of wild-rodent plague in the districts of Trujillo and Huancabamba (Peru) were sent to the British Museum (Natural History), London, by Dr A. Mac~hiavello,C~o nsulting Epidemiologist, Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Lima, Peru, and were identified at the Zoological Museum, Tring, Hertfordshire, England (formerly the property of the late Baron Rothschild), where the flea collection of the late Hon. N...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: World Health Organization

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The WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1964a) asked the Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge, to obtain a quantity of tylosin suitable for use as an international reference preparation and to arrange a collaborative assay. Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Ind., USA, generously donated 150 g of a highly purified preparation of tylosin. The purity of the preparation had been confirmed by paper chromatographic and solubility analyses and its identity with...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: J. O. Akinosi, Dr.

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Procedures for rearing tsetse flies at this laboratory were developed w~th Glossina austeni Newst. and a self-maintaining and productive colony of this species has been in existence since 1966 (Nash, Jordan & Boyle, 1968). Jordan & Curtis (1968) and Curtis & Jordan (1970) calculated the productivity that could be obtained from G. austeni under the maintenance conditions at this laboratory, when fed on either goats or lop-eared rabbits. In early 1967, a colony of G. nwrsi...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: G. Paret, Dr.

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Yellow fever epidemics have not been reported in Angola since 1872 (Mora, 193%. Serological surveys for antibodies to arboviruses carried out in Angola in 1952 (Cambournac et al., 1955) and in 1960 (Kokernot et al., 1965) showed that the yellom fever virus was probably active in some northern areas of the country where the ecological cond~tions arc similar to those found in the forest zone of the Guinea jungle biome. However, if any cases occurred, they wen1 unnoticed in...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: Charles Di Pasquale, Dr.

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The initial studies on vaccination of human subjects with influenza virus were undertaken to determine whether the administration to man of active virus by the subcutaneo.us or intracutaneous routes would incite iufection, and in order to gain evidence of the degree of antibody response which could be elicited. Utilizing the PR8 strain of type A virus it was found that virus propagated in chick embryo-Tyrode's culture, given by either route, did result in the production ...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: Charles Di Pasquale, Dr.

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Six patients (I male and 5 females, aged 15-45 years) u~itli mnltifocal abdominal hydatidosis wcre selcctcd at random for the study fro~n a group undergoing combined albendazole therapy and surgery. At the start of the study each patient underwent a complete physical exam~natioii. .Us0 blood samples \\'ere taken at iiltervals tor differential counts; biochemical investigatiolis (SCOT. SGPT), and serology.

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