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PAHO Director Leads Media Briefing on Covid-19 in Region

first_img Share Key PointsCountries advised to contain cases, not overreact and prepare health sectors to save livesGlobal alert raised to ‘very high’Three case scenarios predictedNot just spotlighting travellers as likely carriersHealth surveillance critical for managementAmericas has best surveillance system and highest vaccine coverage for influenzaWeaker health systems carry higher risk of cases32 regional countries able to testPAHO verification teams dispatched to countries with weaker health systemsSpotlight on migrant and internally displaced populations in regionWatch the conference here: https://vimeo.com/pahotv Sharing is caring! 94 Views   no discussions InternationalLifestyleLocalNewsRegional PAHO Director Leads Media Briefing on Covid-19 in Region by: – March 9, 2020 Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and WHO Regional Director for the Americas, and the technical team held an information session on the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas and PAHO’s response to this public health emergency of international concern on Friday 6 March.As of 4 March, a total of 119 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in eight countries and two French overseas territories: Argentina (1), Brazil (2), Canada (33), Chile (1), Ecuador (7), Mexico (5), Dominican Republic (1), United States (66), Saint Barthelemy (1) and Saint Martin (2). The United States has also reported that 48 tested positive for COVID-19 among those repatriated from Wuhan, China (3) and the Diamond Princess cruise ship (45). A total of nine (9) deaths from COVID-19 have been reported from the Region of the Americas, all of them from Washington State, United State. Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, PAHO Director, was accompanied by Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Assistant Director, and Dr. Ciro Ugarte, Director of Health Emergencies. Share Tweet Sharelast_img

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