Health policy 1 Application: Pandemic Flu Planning

Aug 20th, 2016
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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 at http://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 at http://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

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Pandemic FluTitle:Course Name:Topic Name:Professors Name:Student Name:Date:Pandemic FluIntroductionPandemics flu a natural phenomenon that have come about from time to time for many centuries.It presents a daunting and real challenge to the social and economic wellbeing of any country inthe world, as well as a severe health risk of the countrys population (Glik DC, 2007). Pandemicflu happens when a new type flu virus spreads all over the world. To the world the danger virusis new for the people; it is being exposed when more people are likely to get sick. It is not aseasonal flu. The virus of the pandemic flu make people more sicker than seasonal flu and mayspread easily because there is no vaccine for this flue (Glik DC, 2007). In USA the main reasonof this type of disease was due to the US army ships traveling to overseas countries and itcarrying back to the United States.What epidemic control steps do you recommend for Pandemic Flu?The Influenza virus started to spread rapidly, and before long, the flu virus was all over thecountry. For Pandemic Flu there are some recommendation were taken to try to prevent the fluvirus. In this case people were must be required to wear safety masks in public places andgathering of people strictly prohibited; schools and colleges, businesses centers, bars, theaters,were closed. For this dangerous flu the medical field in all over the world was trying to find avaccine to kill the virus and to cure everyone. In

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