Nebraska Pandemic Influenza Prevention and Control Guidelines   [open pdf - 458KB]

"Influenza viruses are unique in their ability to cause sudden infection in all age groups on a global scale. The infamous 'Spanish flu' of 1918-19 was responsible for more than 20 million deaths worldwide, primarily among young adults. Mortality rates associated with the more recent pandemics of 1957 and 1968 were reduced, in part, by antibiotic therapy for secondary bacterial infections and more aggressive supportive care. However, both of these later pandemics were associated with high rates of morbidity and social disruption. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System (NEHHSS) in cooperation with the Governor's Pandemic Influenza Committee, and public, private, federal, state and local partners, has developed the Nebraska Pandemic Influenza Prevention and Control Guidelines to outline strategies by which pandemic influenza-related morbidity, mortality, and social disruption may be reduced. The Guidelines should be read and understood prior to an influenza pandemic. This is a dynamic document that will be updated to reflect new developments in the understanding of the influenza virus, it's spread, treatment and prevention."

2006 Nebraska Health and Human Services System. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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