ABSTRACT

Pandemic Influenza Impact on Workforce and Critical Infrastructure   [open pdf - 140KB]

This document is a fact sheet regarding pandemic influenza impact analysis produced by the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) under the Department of Homeland Security. "Conclusions from the epidemiological and mitigation strategy analyses conducted to date include: response time is most important, other factors are secondary; partially effective response early is best; geospatial dynamics are important; face masks can reduce or prevent an epidemic; border control can only delay an epidemic and a 95% reduction in the contagious individuals entering the country delays the epidemic by 5 weeks; and social distancing is also effective in delaying an epidemic, but returning to normal interactions without other mitigation measures causes waves of outbreaks."

Publisher:
Date:
2006
Series:
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Sandia National Laboratories: http://www.sandia.gov
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations