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This up-to-date electronic book on CD-ROM provides the best collection available anywhere of official Federal government information and documents on the subject of bird (avian) influenza and killer influenza pandemics. It includes the latest information on the H5N1 virus which could produce a devastating pandemic similar to the 1918 Spanish Flu which killed tens of millions around the globe. This CD-ROM uses next-generation search technology that allows complete indexing and makes all files on the disc fully searchable. For patients, practical information is provided in clearly written patient education documents. For medical professionals and scientists, doctor reference tools and texts have detailed technical information and clinical background material. This thoroughly researched collection presents vital information from many authoritative sources: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and White House. Contents include: * Clinical and Medical Information – Risk Groups, Symptoms, Testing, Treatment, Prevention * Vaccination and Antiviral Drugs * Risk of a catastrophic pandemic * Outbreaks of avian influenza ("bird flu") * Clinical Trials. This disc has nearly 18,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software and Reader software is included. Advanced search and indexing features are built into our reproduction, providing a complete full-text index. This enables the user to search all the files on the disk at one time for words or phrases using just one search command! The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, and portable! FEDERAL PANDEMIC FLU PLAN: The disc includes a complete reproduction of the vital Federal Pandemic Influenza Plan announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt in November 2005. “This HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan provides a blueprint from which to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead of us. Being prepared and responding effectively involves everyone: individuals, communities, businesses, States, Federal agencies, international countries and organizations.” Contents include: Executive Summary * PART 1 - STRATEGIC PLAN * The Pandemic Influenza Threat * Planning Assumptions * Doctrine for a Pandemic Influenza Response * Key Pandemic Influenza Response Actions and Key Capabilities for Effective Implementation * Roles and Responsibilities of HHS Agencies and Offices * HHS Actions for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response * Appendices – National Response Plan * Pandemic Influenza Background * WHO Pandemic Phases * NVAC/ACIP Recommendations on Use of Vaccines and NVAC Recommendations on Pandemic Antiviral Drug Use * Legal * Current Key HHS Activities * HHS Research Activities * International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza * Acronym List * Internet Resources * PART 2 - PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE FOR STATE AND LOCAL PARTNERS * Pandemic Influenza Surveillance * Laboratory Diagnostics * Healthcare Planning * Infection Control * Clinical Guidelines * Vaccine Distribution and Use * Antiviral Drug Distribution and Use * Community Disease Control and Prevention * Managing Travel-Related Risk of Disease Transmission * Public Health Communications * Workforce Support: Psychosocial Considerations and Information Needs.
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The disc has nearly 18,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software and Reader software is included. Advanced search and indexing features are built into our reproduction, providing a complete full-text index. This enables the user to search all the files on the disk at one time for words or phrases using just one search command! The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, and portable! Our news and educational CD-ROM and DVD-ROM discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust. (Information on this CD-ROM is not a substitute for professional medical advice; of course, readers are urged to consult with a professional health care provider for any suspected illness.)
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