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Pandemic Influenza: Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness
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Edited by Jeffrey R. Ryan (2009)

This critically acclaimed work provides public health officials, doctors, responders, and emergency planners with accurate current information that will help them understand the nature of an outbreak, assess risk, answer public concerns, and develop informed strategies. Devoid of sensationalism and agenda, this book provides all the information needed to understand pandemic influenzas including, avian, swine, and human variations, and outlines the steps needed to develop and implement prevention, stabilization, and recovery efforts as needed at the local level.

The first section reviews the history of pandemics. The middle chapters examine the biology of a virus and clinical aspects of influenza. The final chapters examine international and federal programs and discuss response at the local level, including service continuation planning and fatality management.

This book arms planners and responders with guidance from 13 leading experts, takes lessons from past pandemics, covers biological and clinical aspects of influenza, discusses pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical measures, and details response actions related to communication, travel, and quarantine.
280 pages, hardback.


Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Acknowledgments


Part 1: Defining the Threat of Influenza

1. Past Pandemics and Their Outcomes
Disease Dynamics
The Black Death
Cholera
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Influenza Pandemics
Factors Contributing to a Pandemic
Conclusion
References
 
2. The Spanish Flu of 1918
The Genesis
The First Wave
The Second Wave
The Virus Is Resurrected
The Unforgettable Outcome
References

Part II: Natural History of Influenza

3. Biology of the Virus

Introduction
What Is Influenza and How Does It Affect Us?
Types of Influenza Virus and Their Characteristics
Influenza at the Molecular Level
Genetic Mutation and Antigenic Variation
Pandemic Potentialities
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
References

4. Clinical Aspects of Influenza
Introduction
Uncomplicated Seasonal Influenza
Differential Diagnosis
Common Complications of Influenza
Avian Influenza Infections in Humans: Implications for the Coming Pandemic
Prevention of Influenza
Treatment of Influenza
Conclusion
References
5. Avian Influenza
Introduction
Influenza and Animal Health
Examples that Matter
Implications for Human Health
Containing the Contagion
References

Part III: Defining the Response

6. International, Federal Programs and Assets

Introduction
Federal Programs and Assets
National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21
International Programs and Assets
Global Preparedness and Response
Summary
Useful Internet Resources
References
7. Defining the Response at the Local Level
Introduction
Pre-Incident Planning
Establishing Trigger Points
Pandemic Preparedness and Public Health
Nonpharmaceutical Measures
Posturing for Medical Surge
Risk Communications
Conclusion
References
8. Service Continuation Planning for Business
Introduction
Continuity Planning for Businesses
The Planning Cycle
Prioritization of Services
Development of a Pandemic Influenza Committee
Development of a Communications Plan
Human Resource Policies to be Implemented during a Pandemic
Conclusion
References
9. Fatality Management during a Pandemic
Introduction
Myths Surrounding Fatality Management
Facts Bearing on Fatality Management
Planning Considerations
Identifying Roles for a Mass Fatality Incident
Death Management Practices and Possible Surge Solutions
General Death Surveillance for Disease Outbreak
Conclusion
Acronyms
References
10. Epilogue: Putting It All Together
Introduction
Expectations and Responsibilities
Stakeholders
Conclusion
References
Index
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