Louisiana: Statewide Draft Pandemic Influenza Plan   [open pdf - 925KB]

"The purpose of this plan is to provide a guide for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health (DHH-OPH) in collaboration with other federal, state and local agencies on the detection and response to pandemic influenza in Louisiana. This plan establishes the framework and guidelines for ensuring that an effective system of health and medically related emergency management is in place to contain adverse outcomes associated with an influenza pandemic. Because the response to pandemic influenza will use much, if not all, of the same infrastructure as needed for response to bioterrorism events, this guide highlights areas that are specific to pandemic influenza and may require the specific additional consideration of disease and laboratory surveillance, emergency management, delivery, distribution and use of vaccine and antiviral drugs, and communication activities. The Louisiana Pandemic Influenza Plan shall be integrated as an annex to the LA Department of Health and Hospitals Emergency Operations Plan - Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Incident Plan. All state and local governments are required to have an emergency management plan which addresses all hazards. However, pandemic influenza is likely to pose unique challenges that may not be addressed in current emergency management plans. Because of the many unique challenges that will arise, emergency management plans should incorporate the pandemic influenza plan as an appendix to the existing plan."

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