Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Mental Health Considerations

  title={Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Mental Health Considerations},
  author={Paul Perrin and Oliver Lee McCabe and George S Everly and Jonathan M. Links},
  journal={Prehospital and Disaster Medicine},
  pages={223 - 230}
Abstract There is a common belief that an influenza pandemic not only is inevitable, but that it is imminent. It is further believed by some, and dramatized by a 2006 made-for-television-movie, that such a pandemic will herald an end to life as we know it. Are such claims hyperboles, or does a pandemic represent the most significant threat to public health in the new millennium? Any potential effects of a disease on a population are mediated not only through the pathophysiological mechanisms of… 

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