Essay 7 publuc health

Essay 7 publuc health

Public Health Surveillance and Disaster Preparedness Potentially one of the most serious of all public health crises is pandemic flu. In this unit’s assignment, you will describe plans for responding to such a pandemic. Begin by browsing through the Pandemicflu.gov/Avianflu.gov, found at www.pandemicflu.gov, and familiarize yourself with the resources on the site. Then complete the following steps. Locate the document Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States. Read the “Executive Summary” and Appendix 3: “WHO Global Pandemic Phases and the Stages for Federal Government Response” from the document. Access the influenza plan for your own state, and scan it for information to respond to the exercise below. For this assignment, assume that cluster(s) of avian influenza appear in your state. These are still localized but show some evidence of human transmission (phase 5). Drawing on the resources from this website and your other Learning Resources this week, address the following questions. What surveillance steps do you follow and recommend? Describe the role of local and federal agencies in disease surveillance. What factors will determine or deter the success of your plan? Are you likely to control the outbreak so that it does not proceed to the pandemic phase 6? Would you add anything to the government’s plan, or do you think this is adequate? Your assignment should be a minimum of two pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. Include four quality references where two of them are from peer-reviewed articles. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA style.