The Lancet Infectious Disease
Aug 2012 Volume 12 Number 8 p577 – 646
Cambodian outbreak tests International Health Regulations
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
The news that emerged from Cambodia in the first week of July of an unknown fatal illness that had killed at least 60 children in the previous 3 months, and the subsequent interagency response, shows how the International Health Regulations (IHRs) can work in practice. The event also serves as a timely reminder of the progress that still needs to be made to implement the IHR provisions in all WHO member states.