Guam Pandemic Influenza Plan   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The purpose of this plan is to provide a guide for the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and other Territorial agencies for detecting and responding to an influenza pandemic. The plan describes disease surveillance, emergency management, vaccine and antiviral delivery, laboratory and communications activities, as well as how multiple agencies should work together to respond to such an event. If confronted with pandemic influenza, the priorities of the DPHSS will be to assure the continuation and delivery of essential public health services while providing assistance to meet emergency needs of the affected population. 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 of an influenza pandemic. The Guam Pandemic Influenza Plan represents an evolutionary process that must be periodically reviewed and updated when new information and guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are available to ensure that its assumptions, resources, priorities, and plans are consistent with current knowledge and changing infrastructure. In addition, in the event of a pandemic, the judgments of the public health leadership, based on the epidemiology of the current virus, and the extent of its spread within the population of Guam and the region, may alter or override anticipated strategies and plan."

2006 Guam Division of Public Health. Posted here with implicit permission. Documents are for personal use only and are not to be used for commercial profit.
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