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Collins, N and Litt, J and Winzenberg, TM and Shaw, K and Moore, M (2008) Plan your pandemic - a guide for GPs. Australian Family Physician, 37 (10). pp. 794-802. ISSN 0300-8495

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Abstract

Background 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 pandemics. Objective This article presents a checklist to assist general practitioners in preparing for an influenza pandemic. Discussion 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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: influenza viruses, respiratory infection, epidemics, pandemics, general practitioners
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Family Physician
Page Range: pp. 794-802
ISSN: 0300-8495
Additional Information: 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
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8051
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