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Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan


Ⅰ. Introduction and Background........................................ ..................... 1
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan: Background and Necessity............ 1
Purpose and Goals............................................. .................................................. .. 7
WHO Pandemic Phases and Korea's Pandemic Phases................................... 8
Estimated Impact of an Influenza Pandemic.......................................... ......... 12
Legal and Ethical Considerations.................................... ............................... 18

Ⅱ. The Preparedness Plan by Component......................................... 19
Command and Control........................................... ........................................... 19
Risk Communication .................................................. ...................................... 23
Surveillance...................................... .................................................. ................... 30
Healthcare Service........................................... .................................................. .. 39
Vaccines and Antivirals........................................ ............................................. 45
Public Health Measures.......................................... ........................................... 54
Education and Research.......................................... .......................................... 71

Ⅲ. Response Plan by Pandemic Phases............................................ .. 79
Phase 1-3A................................................ .................................................. ......... 79
Phase 3B................................................ .................................................. .............. 84
Phase 4A, 5A................................................ .................................................. ..... 89
Phase 4B, 5B................................................ .................................................. ...... 94
Phase 6A................................................ .................................................. ........... 100
Phase 6B................................................ .................................................. ............ 105
List of Abbreviations..................................... .................................................. 187

Ⅳ. Annex............................................. .................................................. ...... 111
1-1. Specimen Collection, Referral, and Laboratory Test Guidelines.. 111
1-2. Pandemic Influenza Suspected Patient Triage.................................. 118
1-3. Influenza Diagnosis and Treatment During a Pandemic.............. 134
1-4. Home Care Guidelines........................................ .................................... 142
1-5 Hospital Preparedness and Response for Influenza Pandemic and
Infection Control........................................... ............................................. 147
1-6 Hospital Preparedness Checklist......................................... ................... 161
1-7 Stockpiles for Hospital Pandemic Preparedness................................ 166
1-8 Vaccination Priority During a Pandemic.......................................... .. 169
1-9 Antiviral Drugs............................................. ............................................. 176
1-10 Cough Etiquette......................................... .............................................. 182
1-11. Operation Plan for the Rapid Response Teams............................. 183
1-12 Entry/Exit Screening in Phases 4~5 and early Phase 6............... 186