Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan


In 1999 the World Health Organisation (WHO) produced a detailed blueprint for an Influenza Pandemic Plan, setting out the issues that arise nationally and internationally in relation to a possible future influenza pandemic. A pandemic will result in significant increases in morbidity and mortality. Services such as acute hospitals and general practice will experience greatly increased workloads, well in excess of those seen during conventional influenza epidemics.

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