"In the event of an influenza pandemic, local jurisdictions will have to be prepared to handle a rapidly escalating increase in the number of fatalities. [...] Due to the prolonged time frame and the scope of area affected by a pandemic event, it is likely that regional, state, and federal resources will not be available to provide assistance. Therefore, it is the intent of this plan to not only outline issues, processes and actions to be taken at the state level within the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), but also to provide information and action steps, specific to a pandemic event, that local jurisdiction representatives like coroners/medical examiners, public health agencies, hospitals, funeral directors, elected officials, and religious representatives can utilize to assist them in local planning efforts to prepare for such a situation."
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