ABSTRACT

Department of Defense Guidance for Preparation and Response to an Influenza Pandemic caused by the Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The attached Department of Defense (DoD) Pandemic Influenza Preparation and Response Planning Guidance provides instructions on activities to undertake in order to prepare the DoD for the possibility of an influenza pandemic. This guidance implements the recommendations from the National Pandemic Influenza Response plan by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is tailored to the unique needs of the DoD. Epidemics of influenza occur annually around the world. In the northern hemisphere, they occur over the winter between October and March. Influenza pandemics occur infrequently and cause substantially higher morbidity and mortality. Whereas most annual epidemics impact the elderly and other medically high-risk groups, pandemics or uncontrolled global outbreaks cause significantly higher illness and death rates in generally healthy groups (such as young adults or military personnel) who are not usually affected by annual epidemics."

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Date:
2004-09-21
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Military Vaccines Website: http://www.vaccines.army.mil/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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