Don't Rely on Feds to Fight Bird Flu

Evans, Bruce
December 2005
Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p24
Trade Publication
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.


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