There are challenges that must be overcome to ensure adequate preparedness for future Ebola outbreaks, including completing the remaining advanced development activities necessary for regulatory approval and subsequent stockpiling of medical countermeasures for use during a public health emergency.
The vast array of potential threats, and the rare odds that a particular virus becomes a pandemic, make the task of epidemiological surveillance difficult.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a major public health issue in Asia and has global pandemic potential.
The Global Health Security Initiatives’ ministerial meeting focused on the need to have a common approach to evidence based, non-pharmaceutical interventions to slow the spread of influenza and on how best to communicate uncertainty and address public risk perception during a public health emergency.
Researchers identified gaps in the US healthcare system that make it inadequately prepared for the surge in pediatric patients that could result from an infectious disease pandemic.
By understanding the epidemiological patterns associated with the 1918 and other pandemics, researchers hope that public health officials can better prepare for future health disasters.
These updated scientific evidence base reviews cover The Use of Antivirals in an influenza pandemic, The Impact of Mass Gatherings on an influenza pandemic, The Use of Facemasks and Respirators during an Influenza Pandemic and The Impact of school closures on an influenza pandemic.
This checklist identifies important and specific activities which organizations can do to prepare for a pandemic.
This checklist provides Paction items for preparing for the impact of pandemic influenza businesses.
This template provides guidance to assist organizations in developing a Pandemic Influenza Continuity of Operations Plan or, if the organization already has a continuity plan, a Pandemic Influenza Annex.