Commission of the European Communities: On Community Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning [open pdf - 186KB]
This working paper addresses key issues of national and EU relevance of influenza pandemic, preparedness and response planning. It explains the stages of an influenza pandemic on the, basis of the definitions of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and sets out the main, objectives of action. Moreover, it outlines the role of the Commission and the Member States, in pandemic preparedness planning and defines key actions at pre-determined phases and, levels in the main areas of management and co-ordination, surveillance, prevention, mitigation and response, communication, civil protection and research. Particular reference is, made to animal health legislation and actions that aim to prevent and control influenza in, animals, in particular avian influenza, which can have a major role in the emergence and, impact potential of human influenza.
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