ABSTRACT

Pandemic Influenza (PI) Preparation and Response Planning Guidance   [open pdf - 440KB]

"Recent Asian avian influenza cases have raised concern that avian influenza could undergo genetic reassortment or mutation, and become efficiently transmissible (confirmed, sustained human-to-human transmission) resulting in a global pandemic. No avian influenza vaccine yet exists, and it could take 6 months or longer to develop and produce an effective vaccine after the pandemics emergence. Because PI could spread rapidly and infect many military units, it poses a distinct threat to military operations in the Area of Responsibility (AOR). Additionally, a global pandemic could place enormous strains on civilian resources, resulting in requirement for substantial military support to civilian organizations of partner and coalition governments."

Report Number:
USPACOM Instruction 0507.1
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Date:
2005-08-24
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Military Vaccines Website: http://www.vaccines.army.mil/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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