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Title International health regulations (2005)
Edition Second edition
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 74 pages) : forms
Contents Definitions, purpose and scope, principles and responsible authorities -- Information and public health response -- Recommendations -- Points of entry -- Public health measures -- General provisions -- Special provisions for conveyances and conveyance operators -- Special provisions for travellers -- Special provisions for goods, containers and container loading areas -- Health documents -- Charges -- General provisions -- The IHR roster of experts, the emergency committee and the review committee -- The IHR roster of experts -- The emergency committee -- The review committee -- Final provisions
Summary In consideration of the increases in international travel and trade, and emergence and reemergence of international disease threats and other health risks, the Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly in 2005 adopted the revised International Health Regulations (IHR). The new IHR entered into force on 15 June 2007. Because the IHR are not limited to specific diseases, but are applicable to health risks, irrespective of their origin or source, they should remain current with developments in the evolution of diseases and the factors affecting their emergence and transmission. The IHR also require states to strengthen core surveillance and response capacities at the primary, intermediate and national level, as well as at designated international ports, airports and ground crossings. They further introduce a series of new health documents, including ship sanitation certificates and an international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis for travelers.--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Public health laws, International.
Communicable Disease Control -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Global Health -- legislation & jurisprudence.
International Cooperation -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author World Health Assembly.
ISBN 9240683453 (electronic bk.)
9789240683457 (electronic bk.)