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Public Health Rep. 2012 Nov-Dec;127(6):565-71.

Selecting nonpharmaceutical strategies to minimize influenza spread: the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic and beyond.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Research Application and Evaluation Branch, Atlanta, GA 30033, USA. LBarrios@cdc.gov

Abstract

Shortly after the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic began, the U.S. government provided guidance to state and local authorities to assist decision-making for the use of nonpharmaceutical strategies to minimize influenza spread. This guidance included recommendations for flexible decision-making based on outbreak severity, and it allowed for uncertainty and course correction as the pandemic progressed. These recommendations build on a foundation of local, collaborative planning and posit a series of questions regarding epidemiology, the impact on the health-care system, and locally determined feasibility and acceptability of nonpharmaceutical strategies. This article describes -recommendations and key questions for decision makers.

PMID:
23115381
PMCID:
PMC3461848
DOI:
10.1177/003335491212700606
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