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RAPID HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROTOCOLS FOR EMERGENCIES
( By WHO - OMS, 1999 )

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4-Presenting results

In presenting the results of your assessment, indicate the following information:


Is there an outbreak of some type of VHF?
If so, how many cases and deaths so far?
What is the geographical distribution?
Does it appear to be spreading?
What are the trends?
What is the clinical presentation?
Are signs and symptoms indicative of any specific type of VHF?
Where should specimens be sent for rapid analysis?
Is the etiologic agent responsible for the outbreak identified?
Have specimens been sent to reference laboratories?
What are the estimated geographical magnitude, size of population at risk and health impact in numbers of projected cases and deaths?

Describe the immediate needs. Are outside resources (such as drugs, equipment, other supplies, personnel, expert assistance, logistics, funding) needed?


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