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Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector: Guidelines for the Management of Mass Fatalities During an Influenza Pandemic   [open pdf - 209KB]

"During a pandemic, local authorities will have to be prepared to manage additional deaths due to influenza, over and above the number of fatalities from all causes currently expected during the interpandemic period. Within any locality, the total number of fatalities (including those resulting from influenza and all other causes) occurring during a 6- to 8-week pandemic wave is estimated to be similar to that which typically occurs over 6 months in the interpandemic period. This guideline aims to assist local planners and funeral directors in preparing to cope with the surge in deaths due to an influenza pandemic. A number of issues have been identified, which should be reviewed with coroners/medical examiners, local authorities, funeral directors and religious groups/authorities."

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2009-04
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