With early detection of a pandemic
or disease threat to a community, public health can work with health care providers and other partners to activate plans and implement control measures that could ultimately limit the spread of disease and reduce the impact of a pandemic
on your community.
HHS plans to make existing federal stockpiles of pharmaceutical interventions available for distribution once a pandemic
Preparedness for Pandemic
Influenza in Nursing Homes: A 2-State Survey," shows that 52% of the 451 responding nursing homes in Nebraska and Michigan do not have any pandemic
plan; 23% had a specific plan; and 24% had a pandemic
response incorporated into an overall disaster response plan.
Developed in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic
provides general guidance for all types of workplaces, describes the differences between seasonal, avian and pandemic
influenza, and presents information on the nature of a potential pandemic
, how the virus is likely to spread.
If a pandemic
strikes again, it will affect all states.
Why is preparing for pandemic
influenza so important?
These strategies are important, because the best protection against pandemic
influenza--a vaccine--is not likely to be available at the outset of a pandemic
At other institutions, facing the possibilities of a flu pandemic
has taken longer.
The worst pandemic
in living memory, in 1918, killed millions worldwide.
Reynaldo made the comments during a pandemic
flu conference at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles.
While health care experts have little idea when a pandemic
flu will strike North America, how bad it will be, or what form it will take, many say the H5N1 bird flu looks like a likely candidate.
For Factiva, a pandemic
that could force its employees to work from home wouldn't be so different from a normal day--since over 700 of its 800 global employees already have the capability to, and do, work remotely a good part of the time.
One of NZNO's major tasks is to ensure its members are informed of their legal, ethical, professional and industrial rights and responsibilities in a pandemic
and thus able to meet the challenges a pandemic
Unsure if or when the next flu pandemic
might strike, public health officials are telling school districts to be prepared should the bird flu virus evolve to the point where it can spread easily from person to person.
Over the last year, it has been impossible to watch TV or read a newspaper without encountering dire reports about bird flu and the possibility of a worldwide epidemic, or pandemic