Collaborative risk-based preparedness for pandemic influenza in Southeastern Virginia

  title={Collaborative risk-based preparedness for pandemic influenza in Southeastern Virginia},
  author={B. P. Cahill and R. D. Collins and R. C. Jurko and T. R. Zivic and K. G. Crowther and Y. Y. Haimes},
  journal={2008 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium},
There is consensus among preparedness experts, including epidemiologists, that another influenza pandemic is imminent (R.I. Webby and R.G. Webster, 2003). An influenza pandemic is a worldwide spread of a new, highly contagious strain of flu where little or no immunity exists and a vaccine is unavailable. The development of a preparedness plan before the next pandemic outbreak is vital because past pandemics have led to millions of American casualties and substantial economic losses. This… CONTINUE READING
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