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Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan

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Plan Contents

Table of Contents and Executive Summary (PDF 441K)

  • Table of Contents
  • Letter From Mayor Bloomberg
  • Letter From Commissioner Frieden
  • Executive Summary
  • Acronyms

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Section 1. Command, Control, and Management Procedures (PDF 97K)

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Section 2. Surveillance and Epidemiologic Response (PDF 775K)

  • Appendices
  • 2A. Interim case definition and testing guidelines for suspected H5N1 cases in the United States
  • 2B. NYC DOHMH guidance for providers on managing suspected H5N1 influenza cases
  • 2C. Management of patients presenting with communicable diseases of urgent public health concern
  • 2D. H5N1 avian influenza protocol for on-call physicians
  • 2E. Avian and non-human animal surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza
  • 2F. Surveillance and epidemiologic responsibilities during a pandemic

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Section 3. Laboratory Diagnostics (PDF 1,311K)

  • Appendices
  • 3A. Nasopharyngeal specimen collection for viral respiratory pathogens
  • 3B. Virus detection laboratory submission form

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Section 4. Community Control and Response (PDF 120K)

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Section 5. Health Care Planning and Emergency Response (PDF 397K)

  • Appendices
  • 5A. Sequence of steps taken by BHPP to develop automated notification system for senior level NYC hospital staff
  • 5B. NYC DOHMH guidance document for development of protocols for managing patients presenting to EDs and clinics with potentially communicable diseases of public health concern
  • 5C. Model memorandum of understanding regarding sharing of personnel during a disaster
  • 5D. Utilizing volunteers during a disaster
  • 5E. Legal issues related to hospital response during a disaster
  • 5F. Model disaster privileges policy
  • 5G.Interim guidance for home caregivers of influenza patients during a pandemic

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Section 6. Delivery of Antiviral Drugs (PDF 314K)

  • Appendices
  • 6A. Antiviral agents for influenza: background information for clinicians (CDC Fact Sheet)
  • 6B.NYC DOHMH advises against prescribing antiviral medications for personal stockpiling
  • 6C. Algorithm for pandemic influenza treatment: outpatient setting early pandemic—no NYC cases
  • 6D. Algorithm for pandemic influenza treatment: outpatient setting early pandemic—NYC cases geographically contained
  • 6E. Algorithm for pandemic influenza treatment: outpatient setting pandemic widespread in NYC
  • 6F. Recommended daily dosages of antivirals for treatment and prophylaxis

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Section 7. Vaccine Management (PDF 144K)

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Section 8. Mental Health Response (PDF 132K)

  • Appendices
  • 8A. Special needs populations
  • 8B. Current status of resources

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Section 9. Communications (PDF 3,622K)

  • Appendices
  • 9A. Questions and answers about avian flu: English
  • 9B. Questions and answers about avian flu: Spanish
  • 9C. Questions and answers about avian flu: Chinese
  • 9D. Questions and answers about avian flu: Russian

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Last Updated: January 9, 2013