Florida Natural Disease Outbreak and the Pandemic Influenza Fatality Management Response Plan [Draft]   [open pdf - 2MB]

"During a widespread natural disease outbreak or a pandemic, such as an influenza pandemic, local authorities have to be prepared to manage additional deaths due to the disease, over and above the number of fatalities from all causes currently expected during the inter-pandemic period. Within any locality, the total number of fatalities from the outbreak (including influenza and all other causes) occurring during a 6- to 8- week pandemic wave is estimated to be similar to that which typically occurs over six months in the inter-pandemic period. This guide aims to assist local planners and funeral directors in preparing to cope with large-scale fatalities due to an influenza (or other naturally occurring disease) pandemic. A number of issues have been identified, which should be reviewed with the local medical professionals and institutions, Medical Examiner's district offices, local authorities, including police, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), vital records offices, city or county attorneys, funeral directors, and religious groups/authorities." Plan developed and maintained by Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) for the Florida Medical Examiners Commission.

2008 University of Florida
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Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System: http://www.femors.org/
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