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Plan your pandemic - a guide for GPs
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Influenza A virus has a range of subtypes characterised by the
display of particular surface structures and is associated with
significant symptoms and a tendency to cause epidemics and
This article presents a checklist to assist general practitioners in
preparing for an influenza pandemic.
The Australian Federal Government launched ‘Exercise
Cumpston’ in October 2006 to assess Australian pandemic
preparedness. The report of the outcomes recommends the
integration of general practice into the planning process at
a national and jurisdictional level. General practitioners are
enthusiastic about receiving further information and training in
pandemic preparedness but preparing a general practice to deal
with an influenza pandemic is a complex task.
|Keywords:||influenza viruses, respiratory infection, epidemics, pandemics, general practitioners|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Australian Family Physician|
|Page Range:||pp. 794-802|
Copyright 2008 to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
|Date Deposited:||26 Nov 2008 22:20|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:53|
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