Beyond the European and Anglo-Saxon borders

At last, an opening to other areas of the world such as the Middle East, and Asia. This month, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Mongolia, Laos and Afghanistan rhythms the newsletter reading. A great job of new sources research of information has started 3 months ago is at its origin. I can finally share it with you.


Journal indexing. Now, the Epidemiological news has an ISSN number and obtains an IndexCopernicus Journal index. Real labels of recognizing of edition work.



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Information on the epidemiology sector, for professionals only


- Prevention -


- The Disease Early Warning System - Afghanistan -

The objective of DEWS is to reduce morbidity and mortality through detecting early and responding rapidly to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other unusual events. DEWS provide surveillance data in a timely manner and supports an initial response. The system also contributes to disseminating public health information and capacity-building of other health departments and nongovernmental organizations working in communicable diseases surveillance and response. Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin of Afghanistan Ministry available on this link: ›››› Lire




Under conditions of total secrecy, Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini leads the first independent study upon GMO and the Herbicide RoundUp. It is the world’s longest experiment about GMO.


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Bee health

Pesticides and other factors Interaction


Does exposure to pesticides make bees more susceptible to disease and attack by parasites? EFSA has published an overview of current knowledge on how – or if – plant protection products and other factors combine to negatively affect bee health. The report is the latest in a series of outputs from EFSA examining the science behind the decline in bee numbers across Europe.* 

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- Statistics -


- Method - Small clustered surveys, for evaluation of Vaccination Coverage - Mali

- Cluster surveys can be used in resource-poor settings, when population figures are inaccurate. To be feasible, cluster samples need to be small, without losing robustness of results. The clustered LQAS (CLQAS) approach has been proposed as an alternative, as smaller sample sizes are required. VC estimates provided by a 10 x 15 cluster survey design were reasonably robust at local level.*

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GMO -  RoundUp Herbicide

Movie about health effects

- Training -


- Epidemiology Winter School 2013 - Switzerland

Jan 21-26, 2013,

Wengen, Switzerland

Courses list: Advanced survival analysis for cohort studies. Indirect comparisons and network meta-analysis. Writing a journal article – and getting it published. Mathematical modelling in infectious disease epidemiology.

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OIE has donated 50,000 rabies vaccines to Laos.  “Thousands of people and animals die of rabies each year while we have efficient control methods available; the Regional Vaccine Bank for Rabies was developed because dogs are responsible for more than 95% of human cases and vaccination is an effective way of controlling the disease at the source” OIE Director General, Dr Bernard Vallat commented. *

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25th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission



High-ranking officials from OIE Member Countries in Europe and from international, regional and national governmental and non-governmental organizations discussed several key issues in the field of animal health and animal welfare, including the animal welfare approach and the role of wildlife in animal disease control . *

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2nd Annual 

Public Health Conference



December 7th 2012,

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Topics: Health Service Accessibility, Quality and Equity; Environmental Health; Health System Administration; Public Health Issues.

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-  Agenda -


- Animals Focus -


Rabies Vaccine

Program donation

 Laos- Asia


- Europe -


- Plan against Non communicable Diseases 2012−2016 -

In the EU, non-communicable diseases account for 86% of deaths and 77% of morbidity. The main priorities of the plan are to strengthen the monitoring and surveillance, research, prevention and promotion of health, the reorganization of health systems for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.*

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- Networking -


- EpiNorth Network - North-west regions - Russia - The EpiNorth project aims to improve communicable disease surveillance, control and communication in the Nordic and Baltic countries and north-west regions of Russia. EpiNorth is funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Barents Health Programme and participating public health institutes. EpiNorths Secretariat is at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.*

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- New syndromes emergence  -



- Dominant mutation of CCDC78 in a unique congenital myopathy with prominent internal nuclei and atypical cores -   ›››› Lire


- Microdeletion in distal 17p13.1: a recognizable phenotype with microcephaly, distinctive facial features, and intellectual disability - ›››› Lire


- Legislation -


- Smoking banning in public places/ Israël -

One of the plan’s main objectives is to improve the protection of the public and workers against exposure to second-hand smoke, which has proven to be a cause for severe disease, disability and even death. On this link, an explanation of the prohibitions and limitations on smoking in public places, which are included in the new decree, and which are being added to the existing prohibitions. *

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- Choosing a survey sample when data on the population are limited – Method -  Various methods have been proposed for sampling when data on the population are limited. However, these methods are often biased. The team proposes a new method to draw a population sample using Global Positioning Systems and aerial or satellite photographs.*

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- Vigilance  -


- ENCePP consultations and rules of procedure publication ENCePP (European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance) consultations and contacts with Interested Parties such as Pharmaceutical industry, healthcare professionals, patients/consumers or other interested parties will have the opportunity to comment in writing during public consultation of the ENCePP or in ENCePP documents. Results of such consultations will be presented to the ENCePP Plenary and be made public.*

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ISSN 2262-1997

ISSN 2262-1997

N 19



17th annual conference

of Epidemiology



November 16 – 17, 2012

Gefinor Rotana, Beirut, Lebanon

Topics: Surveillance, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

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