This up-to-date and comprehensive electronic book on two CD-ROM discs provides the best collection available anywhere of official Federal government documents on the vital subject of the new strain of influenza virus discovered in April 2009, the swine flu or H1N1 Influenza A (called Swine-Origin Influenza Virus, S-OIV). In response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on April 29, 2009. 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), NIAID, Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security Department, Department of Defense, World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Department of Agriculture, OSHA, the Obama White House, and much more. Hundreds of authoritative guidance documents, scientific reports, and pandemic plans provide full information on every aspect of this emerging world health threat. WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan stated: "It really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic." Contents include: * Clinical and Medical Information - Risk Groups, Symptoms, Testing, Treatment, Prevention * Vaccination and Antiviral Drugs * Risk of a catastrophic pandemic. A Phase 5 alert is a "strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short." The United States Government has declared a public health emergency in the United States. CDC's response goals are to reduce transmission and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency. CDC is issuing and updating interim guidance daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation. CDC's Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) continues to send antiviral drugs, personal protective equipment, and respiratory protection devices to all 50 states and U.S. territories to help them respond to the outbreak. The swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is susceptible to the prescription antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir. In addition, the Federal Government and manufacturers have begun the process of developing a vaccine against this new virus. For patients, practical information is provided in clearly written patient education documents. For medical professionals, doctor reference tools and texts have detailed technical information and clinical background material. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust. Since navigating the Internet to find additional non-governmental medical information can be confusing, we've also provided our exclusive "Guide to Leading Medical Websites" with updated links to 67 of the best sites for medical information! Built-in weblinks let you quickly check for the latest clinical updates directly from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, and reference/textbook/non-commercial portals. FEDERAL PANDEMIC FLU PLAN: The disc includes a complete reproduction of the vital Federal Pandemic Influenza Plan. 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 * Pandemic Influenza Background * WHO Pandemic Phases
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