TITLE

Don't Rely on Feds to Fight Bird Flu

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Bruce
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the roles and planning activities of local officials, fire chiefs and emergency management crews in controlling the spread of bird flu in the United States, as identified in the National Flu Pandemic Plan. First responders will receive first priority for bird flu vaccinations. Antivirals can be used for antiviral resistance. Contingency planning, community quarantine, hospital overcrowding and other worst-case scenarios are described.
ACCESSION #
19467175

 

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