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The National Strategy To Safeguard Against The Danger Of Pandemic Influenza (White House) outlines the coordinated federal government efforts to prevent and prepare for avian and pandemic flu. President Bush directed all relevant federal departments and agencies to take steps to address the threat of avian and pandemic flu. Drawing on the combined efforts of government officials and the public health, medical, veterinary, and law enforcement communities, as well as the private sector, this strategy is designed to meet three critical goals:
- detecting human or animal outbreaks that occur anywhere in the world;
- protecting the American people by stockpiling vaccines and antiviral drugs while improving the capacity to produce new vaccines; and
- preparing to respond at the federal, state, and local levels in the event an avian or pandemic influenza reaches the United States.
Critical Infrastructure Guide
This document provides contingency planning process for a pandemic. Also provides business planners with sector-specific and common pandemic information planning variables keyed to escalating disaster phases.