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November 29, 2005

PLoS Medicine: A Systematic Analytic Approach to Pandemic Influenza Preparedness PlanningConnotea: Bookmarks matching tag AvianFlu

 
PLoS Medicine: A Systematic Analytic Approach to Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning (info)
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371 /journal.pmed.0020359
The urgent need for comprehensive pandemic influenza planning is profound: an influenza pandemic starting today may have major international consequences, including global economic and political destabilization, an overwhelming of health care resources, and panic [21]. Current international plans [18,22], while useful, could benefit from enhanced detail [21] and organization; moreover, pandemic influenza plans have usually been national in scope and, in most countries, are only in a draft form and lack legal status [23]. Comprehensive public health emergency preparedness and response efforts require effective pre-event (preventive), event (mitigation), and post-event (consequence management) strategies. By identifying the factors that may modify the outcome in each of these phases, one can prescribe the appropriate measures necessary to tackle each factor.

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