by Dr. Karl A. Western
Assistant Director for International Research
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.
1982 Scientific Publication No. 420
PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office of the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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Published also in Spanish (1982) as:
Vigilancia epidemiológica con posterioridad a los desastres naturales
1989 - Reprint (4000)
The publication of this manual, in English and Spanish, has been made possible by the financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID/OFDA).
ISBN 92 75 11420 X
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