Toolkit for investigation of cases of avian influenza
A reference document for responding to human cases of influenza A/H5N1.
Why is pandemic preparedness planning important?
Influenza pandemics, whether mild, moderate or severe, affect a large proportion of the population and require a multisectoral response over several months or even years. For this reason, countries develop plans describing their strategies for responding to a pandemic supported by operational plans at national and subnational levels.
WHO Guidance for Surveillance during an Influenza Pandemic
This guidance is an update to an earlier document “Global surveillance during an influenza pandemic”, published in April 2009. It takes the lesions learned from the 2009 influenza pandemic into consideration and focuses on the key surveillance components needed during an influenza pandemic. The purpose of the updated guidance is to outline the surveillance strategies and essential data requirements that Member States can use throughout the course of an influenza pandemic to ensure informed risk management decisions in pandemic response and fulfilment of IHR (2005) core capacity requirements.
Joint ECDC and WHO Europe meeting report on the consultation on pandemic and all-hazard preparedness
This meeting focussed on cross-cutting issues related to pandemic and all-hazards preparedness in light of the implementation of the IHR and the recently adopted EU decision 1082/2013/EU.
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in EU/EEA - Status report as of Autumn 2007
Final report on the state of pandemic preparedness in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) in Autumn 2007. This follows and supersedes the interim survey and report undertaken in the autumn of 2006 and published in January 2007. It underpins and provides the evidence for a more concise ‘Report for Policymakers’.