Second session

WPR/RC2.R6

National Health and Sanitary Measures to Prevent the Spread of Quarantinable Diseases

         The Regional Committee,

         Noting resolution WHA4.80 of the Fourth World Health Assembly*,

         RECOMMENDS to all governments that they take urgent steps to improve sanitary and environmental conditions in and around ports and airports and, in particular, that they intensify measures to:

    (1)     eliminate and prevent the breeding of rodents, mosquito vectors of human diseases and octoparasites;

    (2)     eliminate infection of cholera by providing, inter alia, pure water and food supplies and services for the proper disposal of human wastes;

    (3)     raise the level of protection, by vaccination where appropriate or by other means, against plague, cholera, yellow fever, smallpox and typhus; and

    (4)     relax, when necessary and health circumstances are satisfactory, the application to their territories of appropriate Articles of the WHO Regulations No. 2.


* WHO Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions, Vol. I, 1973, p. 64-65.

September 1951


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