The Resource Preparing for a pandemic influenza : a primer for governors and senior state officials, (electronic resource)

Preparing for a pandemic influenza : a primer for governors and senior state officials, (electronic resource)

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Preparing for a pandemic influenza : a primer for governors and senior state officials
Title
Preparing for a pandemic influenza
Title remainder
a primer for governors and senior state officials
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Language
eng
Summary
An episode of pandemic influenza is the viral equivalent of a perfect storm. Three essential conditions must be met for an outbreak to begin: a new flu virus must emerge from the animal reservoirs that have produced and harbored such viruses-- one that has never infected human beings and therefore one for which no person has developed antibodies; the virus has to make humans sick (most do not); it must be able to spread efficiently, through coughing, sneezing, or a handshake. The avian flu virus H5N1 already has met the first two conditions: transfer to humans has been documented and the effects are deadly, with 30 percent to 70 percent lethality, but the transmission rates to humans and between humans are still relatively low. Recent reports suggest the virus is mutating and could change in ways that allow it to fulfill the third criterion. When the human-to-human transfer begins, unless it is controlled rapidly in the locality of the outbreak, current levels of international travel could help foster a pandemic in a matter of weeks. This document examines the key issues governors and their top officials may face should a pandemic occur
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Prior, Stephen D
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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National Governors' Association
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  • Influenza, Human
  • Community Health Planning
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Influenza in Birds
  • State Government
  • United States
  • United States
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Preparing for a pandemic influenza : a primer for governors and senior state officials, (electronic resource)
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Title from pdf title page (viewed Jan. 25, 2007)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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rdacontent
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72772969
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1 electronic text (32 pages)
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electronic
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9781558774025
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computer
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rdamedia
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PDF, illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)72772969
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Text in PDF format.
Label
Preparing for a pandemic influenza : a primer for governors and senior state officials, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from pdf title page (viewed Jan. 25, 2007)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
72772969
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (32 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781558774025
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
PDF, illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72772969
System details
  • Adobe Acrobat required
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
Text in PDF format.

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