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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

CME ACTIVITY - Perspective

Assessment of Public Health Events through International Health Regulations, United States, 2007–2011

Katrin S. KohlComments to Author , Ray R. Arthur, Ralph O’Connor, and Jose Fernandez
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K.S. Kohl, R.R. Arthur, R. O’Connor); and Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, USA (J. Fernandez)

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Twenty-four public health events in the United States assessed by the World Health Organization and posted on the International Health Regulations information site, July 2007–December 2011. There was 1 event of botulism and 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection in 2007; 1 event related to heparin and 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection in 2008; 5 events of influenza, 1 event of Escherichia coli infection, and 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection in 2009; 3 events of influenza, 1 event of Lassa feve

Figure. . . . . . Twenty-four public health events in the United States assessed by the World Health Organization and posted on the International Health Regulations information site, July 2007–December 2011. There was 1 event of botulism and 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection in 2007; 1 event related to heparin and 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection in 2008; 5 events of influenza, 1 event of Escherichia coli infection, and 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection in 2009; 3 events of influenza, 1 event of Lassa fever, 1 event related to an oil spill, 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection, and 1 event of typhoid fever in 2010; and 4 events of influenza, 1 event of Guillain-Barré syndrome, and 1 event of Salmonella sp. infection in 2011.

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