Pandemic Influenza: A Guide to Recent
IOM May 2009
“….Cases of the novel strain of H1N1 (Swine Origin [SO]) influenza that spread rapidly through Mexico in April 2009 now span the globe, and pandemic response plans are being activated to meet the threat to public health. In the past several years, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a number of reports and workshop summaries related to major policy issues for pandemic influenza and other infectious disease threats similar to the current spread of H1N1 (SO) influenza.
This guide highlights action and information that could be useful for near-term implementation of pandemic planning and response in the following areas:
· Communicating with and engaging the public
· Use of masks and personal protective equipment
· Use of antiviral drugs and vaccines
· Outbreak mitigation (e.g., social distancing, school closures)
· Surveillance, research, and evaluation during a pandemic
The guide is available at: http://bit.ly/Zn2lD
In addition, President Harvey V. Fineberg has made his book on the 1976 swine flu outbreak, The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease , available as a free PDF. The book examines the
The report is available for download as a free PDF.
Discussed in this brief : http://www.iom.edu/Object.File/Master/66/249/Pandemic_influenza_brief1.pdf
Relevant to pandemic influenza and/or other infectious disease threats
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