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Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance

Technical guidance on water-related disease surveillance
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2011
  • This technical guidance is intended to assist the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes in establishing and/or strengthening outbreak detection and early warning systems, contingency plans and capacity response in accordance with article 8 of the Protocol. The draft guidance reviews the main threats to health related to water services, recalls basic concepts of epidemiology and disease surveillance and provides guidance on data management and analysis. It will therefore also support national efforts towards national and international health security in line with the International Health Regulations (2005).
  • Geographical coverage: Europe, Germany
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Legal aspects, Monitoring, Pollution, Technology, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water treatment
  • Main target audience: Health professionals, Policy makers, Scientists, Water managers, Water operators
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidelines, Technical manual
  • Download file (3.8 MB)
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Published in 2015