Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan
Note: These planning templates can be utilized in managing other Respiratory Disease Outbreaks
Influenza pandemics represent global emergencies with catastrophic impact. During a pandemic, worldwide epidemics of influenza due to a new viral subtype occur simultaneously and with high death rates. Pandemics occur every ten to forty years. During the last century alone, three occurred. The worst was between 1918 and 1919 when over 20 million people died. When the next pandemic occurs - and it will - no time can be lost in responding. This means we must work together now to develop efficient and effective interventions. This planning guide is intended to help all of us anticipate, prepare and respond to the effects of the next pandemic.

A pdf version of the complete planning guide is available to download at:

Annexes for the planning guide are available in PDF for your use:

A Glossary and References for the planning guide are also available in Microsoft Word for your use:

Download an article written for the Royal College of Physcians and Surgeons entitled: Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic: What Every Clinician Should Know. Topics Include: outbreak vs. pandemic, prevention and preparation, public health awareness, antiviral agents and vaccine recommendations


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