North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs
August 2007
Canada, Mexico and the United States face a growing threat posed by the spread of avian influenza and the potential emergence of a human influenza pandemic. The highly pathogenic H5N1 virus, which re-emerged in Asia in late 2003, has already spread to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. While the virus has not yet reached North America, the three countries must be prepared for the day when it?or some other highly contagious virus?does.
The North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza (Plan) outlines a collaborative North American approach that recognizes that controlling the spread of avian influenza or a novel strain of human influenza, with minimal economic disruption, is in the best interest of all three countries. It outlines how Canada, Mexico and the United States intend to work together to prepare for and manage avian and pandemic influenza.

- Full report [3090 Kb]
-- Table of Contents
-- Executive Summary PDF version
-- List of Acronyms
-- Chapter 1 PDF version
-- Chapter 2 PDF version
-- Chapter 3 PDF version
-- Chapter 4 PDF version
-- Chapter 5 PDF version
-- Chapter 6 PDF version
-- Annex 1
-- Annex 2
-- Annex 3
08/17/07 -- Fact Sheet: Combatting Avian Flu in North America: The North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza



http://www.state.gov/g/avianflu/91242.htm