International Health Regulations

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The formal set of regulations adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1969, aimed at ensuring greater effectiveness in the control of serious communicable diseases that often occur in epidemic form and cross international borders. The revised regulations, approved by the World Health Assembly in 2005, cover essential epidemic surveillance and control procedures, requirements for immediate notification of dangerous outbreaks, isolation, vaccination, and effective treatment, where applicable. Details and information about current epidemics are at http://www.who.int/csr/ihr/en/.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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