influenza and other respiratory viruses

Call to action to establish the Intersectoral Commission for the Prevention and Control of Zoonotic Influenza in the Americas

To effectively manage the escalating threat of Avian Influenza (AI) in the Americas, it is crucial to establish an Intersectoral Commission for guiding decisive actions on prevention, surveillance, preparedness, response, and control. This Call to Action stems from the profound human and economic toll of past pandemics and the expanding occurrence of AI in terms […]


PAHO and countries of the Americas seek to establish an intersectoral commission to prevent and control avian influenza

Río de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 March 2024 – In order to strengthen surveillance, prevention and control of avian influenza in both animals and humans, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) convened its 35 member states in Brazil this week to establish a regional commission to combat the disease. The meeting took place at a time […]


Reunión de Coordinación Regional del PIP destaca avances en Preparación contra futuras pandemias de Influenza en Las Américas

Washington, D.C., 15 de noviembre de 2023 — Del 6 al 7 de noviembre de 2023, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), con el apoyo de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), llevó a cabo la Reunión Regional del Marco de Preparación contra Influenza Pandémica de la OMS (PIP, por sus siglas en […]


Countries in the Americas Analyze how to Strengthen their Preparedness, Response, and Resilience to Future Health Emergencies

Bogotá, Colombia, October 26, 2023 (PAHO/WHO). Public health authorities from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Saint Lucia participated in the regional workshop on Preparedness and Resilience against Emerging Threats (PRET), held in Bogotá from October 10 to 12 and organized by the Health Emergencies Department of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). […]


Strengthening Respiratory Virus Surveillance in the Caribbean Sub-region

A workshop organized by PAHO’s influenza and other respiratory viruses team was held in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos with the goal to address the integration of SARS-CoV-2 into routine surveillance systems for respiratory viruses in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean Islands. The workshop aimed to enhance the surveillance systems for respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, influenza, […]