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The Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal (WPSAR) is an open access, peer reviewed journal on the surveillance of and response to public health events in the Western Pacific Region. WPSAR publishes work on acute or ongoing communicable diseases, natural disasters, food safety, bioterrorism, and chemical and radiological events.

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WPSAR articles are indexed in: PubMed/MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Western Pacific Region IndexMedicus (WPRIM/APAMED central), EBSCO and Google Scholar.

Data in these articles are freely available for unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, as long as the original work is cited, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO licence


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Vol. 12 No. 3 (2021): July ‒ August
Published: 12-07-2021

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