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From Infectious Disease to Public Health Emergency The International Health Regulations (1969): A Disease List

The previous chapter focused on news as an unoffi cial source of information for WHO about outbreaks and other public health events. It compared the relations between offi cial and unoffi cial knowledge of outbreak before and after the invention of early warning outbreak detection. The present chapter centers on offi cial knowledge of outbreak and other public health events, specifi cally how the IHR (1969) and the IHR (2005) conceptualize what it is that must be reported to WHO by its sovereign Member States.