Guide to revision of national pandemic influenza preparedness plans: Lessons learned from the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic

technical report
Cite:
Citation Link

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Guide to revising the influenza pandemic preparedness plan – Lessons learned from the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017. 

Copy citation to clipboard

During the past decade, the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, 31 of which are part of the European Union/European Economic Area, invested considerably in pandemic preparedness. This came in the wake of global threats posed by (re-)emerging diseases such as avian influenza A(H5N1) and A(H7N9), the SARS outbreak of 2003, and the outbreak of MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) which began in 2012. Adequate preparedness is also a national obligation under the International Health Regulations (2005) and the EU Decision on serious cross-border threats to health (No 1082/2013/EU).

This guide is intended for use by those involved in pandemic preparedness planning, generic preparedness and implementation of IHR core capacities in European countries. The document describes good practice for pandemic preparedness planning based on lessons learned from the 2009 pandemic.

Related updates on pandemic influenza

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 November 2017, Week 46

publication -

News

WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season

ECDC comment -

Event

ERS Training Course: Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan and manage

9 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Predominance of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus genetic subclade 6B.1 and influenza B/Victoria lineage viruses at the start of the 2015/16 influenza season in Europe

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Where are we in our understanding of the association between narcolepsy and one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccines?

2016