Health Professionals: Pandemic Preparedness
Materials to help health professionals, including hospitals, home health care, medical offices and clinics, emergency medical services, and medical transport, plan for an influenza pandemic.
- Novel Influenza A (H1N1, H5N1, H7N9)
New (novel) influenza A viruses have the potential to cause a pandemic if the virus were to change to become easily and sustainably spread from person-to-person.
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- Variant Influenza A (H3N2v, H1N2v)
Variant influenza A H3N2 virus does not usually infect people but occur in pigs, and are very different from human seasonal H3N2 viruses. Similarly, the variant influenza A H1N2 virus strain is different from the human seasonal H1N2 virus.
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Pandemic Influenza Planning Assumptions (PDF: 118KB/2 pages)
Table showing the number of people in the U.S. and Minnesota who might get sick, need outpatient care, be hospitalized, need ICU care or a ventilator, or die.
- Flu Centers
Assessment, referral and treatment centers during an influenza pandemic.
Updated June, 2009
- Ambulatory Care Clinic Tool Kit
Toolkit containing material for the clinic management team to use in planning for and responding to infection control aspects of an influenza pandemic.
- Antiviral Drug Prescribing, Dispensing, and Delivery Project (PDF: 699KB/123 pages)
Determining the best way to antiviral medications to people who need them during an influenza pandemic.
Influenza Planning Update (PowerPoint: 4.8MB/62 slides) (PDF:
Generic pandemic presentation that can be customized for diverse audiences.