LLIS Lesson Learned: Pandemic Influenza Planning: Collaboration with Agricultural and Animal Health Experts [open pdf - 52KB]
"Regional pandemic planners should consider engaging applicable agricultural and animal health experts to ensure that poultry and avian species disease surveillance and response efforts are linked to public health planning. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health sponsored a series of pandemic influenza tabletop exercises (TTX) throughout the state from December 2006 to February 2007. On January 31, 2007, the Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) Region VI conducted a TTX in Alexandria, LA. TTX participants represented 5 state organizations and 37 regional and local organizations. The goal of the TTX was to engage community partners in a discussion of Emergency Support Function (ESF)-8 (public health and emergency medical) roles and responsibilities, expectations, and anticipated challenges in the face of an influenza pandemic. One TTX objective was to assess the familiarity of pandemic influenza planning among internal (ESF-8) and external stakeholders. The TTX scenario consisted of a severe influenza pandemic emerging in OPH Region VI."
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