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Health policy 1 Application: Pandemic Flu Planning

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Question;Health policy 1;Application: Pandemic Flu Planning;Potentially one of the most serious of;all public health crises is pandemic flu. In this week's Application, you will;describe plans for responding to such a pandemic.;Begin by browsing through the flu.gov/about_the_flu/h5n1/#;found athttp://www.flu.gov/;and familiarize yourself with the resources on the site. Then complete the;following steps;Read;the "Executive Summary" and Appendix 3: "WHO Global;Pandemic Phases and the Stages for Federal Government Response" from;the following document on the site: "Interim Pre-Pandemic Planning;Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the;U.S." found athttp://www.flu.gov/planning-preparedness/community/community_mitigation.pdf;Access;the influenza plan for your own state and scan it for information to;respond to the exercise below.;For this exercise, assume that cluster(s);of avian influenza appear in your state. These are still localized but show;some evidence of human transmission (phase 5).;Drawing on the resources from this Web;site and your other Learning Resources this week, address the following;questions in a two-page paper;What;epidemic control steps do you recommend?;What;legal authorities may have to be invoked?;What;factors will determine or deter the success of your plan?;Are;you likely to control the outbreak so that it does not proceed to the;pandemic phase 6?;Would;you add anything to the government's plan, or do you think this is;adequate?

 

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