CONPLAN 3591-09 USNORTHCOM RESPONSE TO PANDEMIC INFLUENZA

The threat of future Pandemic Influenza (PI) has serious national security implications for the United States. Because humans have little or no immunity to a new virus, a pandemic can occur with substantially higher sickness and mortality rates than normal influenza. Three human pandemics have occurred in the 20th century, each resulting in illness in approximately 30% of the world population and death in 0.2% to 2% of those infected. Using this historical information and current models of disease transmission, it is projected that a modem pandemic could lead to the deaths of 200,000 to 2 million Americans. To view or download the US governments plan to handle an influenza pandemic, please click the link below.  The manual is a tough read, but has some interesting things in it.

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