ABSTRACT

USNORTHCOM Response to Pandemic Influenza   [open pdf - 106MB]

"The threat of future Pandemic Influenza (PI) has serious national security implications for the United States. Because humans have little or no immunity to a new virus, a pandemic can occur with substantially higher sickness and mortality rates than normal influenza. Three human pandemics have occurred in the 20th century, each resulting in illness in approximately 30% of the world population and death in 0.2% to 2% of those infected. Using this historical information and current models of disease transmission, it is projected that a modern pandemic could lead to the deaths of 200,000 to 2 million Americans. […]USNORTHCOM's response in support of civil authorities during a pandemic will not be the same as its response in a geographically limited emergency or disaster. USNORTHCOM's response takes into consideration that a pandemic is an environment, not an event. This environment, which may last up to 18-24 months, will have significant operational consequences.[…]USNORTHCOM's defense support of civil authorities (DSCA) mission, in support of natural disasters and other emergencies and contingencies, will remain in effect. Response to requested support will be within capabilities and may not be to the level currently expected.

Report Number:
USNORTHCOM CONPLAN 3591
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Date:
2009-08-13
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Public Domain
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United States Northern Command: http://www.northcom.mil
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