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Guidance for Educational Institutions Pandemic Influenza Response [State of New Hampshire, October 24, 2006]   [open pdf - 229KB]

From the Background: "Influenza is a highly infectious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza viruses are distinctive in their ability to cause sudden, pervasive illness in all age groups worldwide. Previous pandemics, caused by novel virus strains against which the population had no previous immunity, caused disproportionate illness and death in young, previously healthy adults. The recent avian influenza reports are reminders that the potential for efficient person-to-person transmission of a novel virus strain is approaching. Pandemic influenza would be a unique public health emergency due to the fact that outbreaks are expected to occur simultaneously throughout much of the country and in the State, preventing shifts in human and material resources that normally occur in most other natural disasters."

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2006-10-24
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