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Epidemiological news is off during holiday period july and august.  This is the latest newsletter before 2012 september.


Have good holidays!  certainly welcome for all of us !



                                                                                                  Stéphanie Patin

Information on the epidemiology sector, for professionals only


- Prevention -


- Disease Prevention and Control Guidelines/ Canada - Many of them contain recommendations on specific public health topics issued either by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) or the Advisory Committee on Epidemiology (now defunct) as well as by numerous expert and scientific groups who collaborate with PHAC.*

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The role of Napo and his friends is to provide an appetiser to OSH through their engaging characters, amusing story lines, and their humorous and light-hearted approach. “Safety with a smile” is Napo’s contribution to safer, healthier and better workplaces.*


- Statistics -


- 2012 World Health Statistics / WHO - The report highlights the growing problem of non-communicable diseases in the world. The results presented are of particular concern: globally, one in three adults would suffer from hypertension, one in ten adults with diabetes. Obesity affects 12% of the world population. Non-communicable diseases now account for two thirds of all deaths worldwide.*

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- Europe -


- ECDC launches maps on the distribution of tick species in Europe - ECDC publishes regularly on its website maps on exotic mosquitoes and on phlebetomines. For the first time maps on the distribution of tick species are presented, covering four tick species: Dermacentor reticulates, Hyalomma marginatum, Ixodes persulcatus, Ixodes ricinus. Now, on the maps on phlebotomines are provided at a finer level of geographical detail.*

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- Networking -


- PEROSH network for occupational safety and health PEROSH is a high-level research network aiming at improving the quality and dissemination of working life research via joint collaboration on priority topics, sharing of knowledge and resources and a proactive dialogue with the EU, national and international partners. The network comprises 11 Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) institutes, all playing key roles in their national affiliations to governments/authorities and health and accident insurance systems.*

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Rectangle à coins arrondis: Epidemiological News, keeping you updated on epidemiology


- New syndromes emergence  -



- A new lysosomal storage disorder resembling Morquio syndrome in sibs

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-  Video -


Outbreaks Near Me

“Smartphone App”



HealthMap is a global system for mapping disease-related alerts. It has been set up by a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The mobile app 'Outbreaks Near Me' deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience.* 

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European Congress of epidemiology


5th to 8th September. Porto, Portugal.

Topic: for fair and healthy society

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- Legislation -


- Rare diseases/ FDA approves new orphan drug to treat a form of Gaucher disease/ USA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Elelyso for long-term enzyme replacement therapy to treat a form of Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder. Gaucher disease occurs in people who do not produce enough of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase. The enzyme deficiency causes fatty materials to collect in the spleen, liver, kidneys, and other organs. The major signs of Gaucher disease include liver or spleen damage, low red blood cell counts (anemia), low blood platelet counts, and bone problems. Type 1 Gaucher disease is estimated to affect about 6,000 people in the United States.*

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OIE is engaged in preventing antimicrobial resistance worldwide through different actions: 1)Promotion of responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine; and therefore avoid hazardous practices; 2) Reinforcement of  good governance of Veterinary Services; 3) Better knowledge and monitoring of the quantities of antimicrobials used in animal husbandry; 4) Harmonization of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programs, and implementation of international coordination programs; 5) Implementation of risk assessment measures.*

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-  Folders  -


-  Agenda -


-  Animals Focus -

JUNE  2012


“Safety with a smile”

thanks to Napo!


- Emergences  -


- Causal diagrams used in epidemiology systems - Methods of diagrammatic modeling have been greatly developed in the past two decades. Outside the context of infectious diseases, systematic use of diagrams in epidemiology has been mainly confined to the analysis of a single link: that between a disease outcome and its proximal determinant(s). Transmitted causes ("causes of causes") tend not to be systematically analyzed.*

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- Vigilance  -


- Practical guidance on implementation of pharmacovigilance legislation - The European Medicines Agency has published a set of questions and answers concerning the initial phases of the operation of the pharmacovigilance legislation. The document, published today, clarifies some practical considerations that pharmaceutical companies will need to take into account before and after the legislation starts to apply in July this year.*

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-  Training -


Advanced Training in Occupational Health


From 30.09.2012 to 04.10.2012.

Location: SE Gothenburg

Topic : prevention

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2012, the veterinary profession tackles Antimicrobial Resistance

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