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Medical Response to Pandemic Flu   [open html - 24KB]

This article discusses the goals of a medical response, ways to reduce and avoid exposure, pandemic vaccines, and antiviral medications. "Never before have we been able to track the virus in animals, detect early evidence of human-to-human spread, educate and communicate so effectively with large numbers of people, and interrupt the natural course of influenza's development with vaccines, personal protective equipment, and antiviral medicines. We have effective tools with which we can protect large swaths of the population. Business continuity planners must use them all to mitigate the effects of a pandemic. Employees will feel protected and safe to come to work if they are educated, have received their flu shot, have Tamiflu or Relenza in their cabinet, know how and when to use them, and comprehend how to protect themselves from the virus' transmission."

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2007-08
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2007 Disaster Resource Guide
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Disaster Resource: http://www.disaster-resource.com/index.htm
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