Influenza Pandemic: Continued Focus on the Nation's Planning and Preparedness Efforts Remains Essential: Congressional Testimony

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 28 pages
As the recent outbreak of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus underscores, an influenza pandemic remains a real threat to our nation and to the world. While the previous admin. had taken a number of actions to plan for a pandemic, including developing a national strategy and implementation plan, much more needs to be done, and many gaps in preparedness and planning still remain. This statement covers six thematic areas: (1) leadership, authority, and coordination; (2) detecting threats and managing risks; (3) planning, training, and exercising, (4) capacity to respond and recover; (5) information sharing and communications; and (6) performance and accountability. Illustrations.

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