Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic

@article{Balicer2006LocalPH,
  title={Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic},
  author={Ran D. Balicer and Saad B Omer and Daniel J. Barnett and George S. Everly},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={99 - 99}
}
BACKGROUND Current national preparedness plans require local health departments to play an integral role in responding to an influenza pandemic, a major public health threat that the World Health Organization has described as "inevitable and possibly imminent". To understand local public health workers' perceptions toward pandemic influenza response, we surveyed 308 employees at three health departments in Maryland from March-July 2005, on factors that may influence their ability and… CONTINUE READING

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