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July 17, 2007

Safeguarding Our Health

Improve Detection and Response:

  • Enhance global and domestic biosurveillance capability
  • Coordinate international containment and rapid response
  • Prepare to implement layered border measures
  • Develop rapid diagnostic tests
  • Create ability to care for large numbers of ill
  • Stockpile critical medical materiel
  • Maintain essential government services
  • Sustain critical infrastructure and business continuity
  • Communicate accurate and timely information to the public

Reduce Disease Transmission:

  • Encourage hand hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Promote use of facemasks and respirators, as appropriate
  • Prepare to implement community mitigation measures
  • Expand vaccine production capacity and technology
  • Stockpile pre-pandemic vaccine
  • Develop ways to stretch our vaccine supply (adjuvants)
  • Stockpile antiviral medications
  • Educate and inform the public about measures to reduce disease transmission