PAHO’s Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri...noted that current priorities are improved surveillance and risk assessment, with timely identification of “hot spots” triggering quick responses, good case management, logistics and supplies, and information and social communication to educate people on care. Dr. Aldighieri said he was especially concerned about cholera in remote rural areas with difficult access, noting that estimates show one-third of community deaths from cholera are not being reported.
18 November 2010
Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri
Pan American Health Organization
Organization of American States