Prepared by the Homeland Security Council for the President of the United States

National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza

Available as a Free Download
Order number: PB2006-101281
Media Type: Technical Report

A new strain of influenza virus has been found in birds in Asia, and has shown that it can infect humans. If this virus undergoes further change, it could very well result in the next human pandemic.

We have an opportunity to prepare ourselves, our Nation, and our world to fight this potentially devastating outbreak of infectious disease.

The National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza guides our preparedness and response to an influenza pandemic, with the intent of:

  1. stopping, slowing or otherwise limiting the spread of a pandemic to the United States
  2. limiting the domestic spread of a pandemic, and mitigating disease, suffering and death; and
  3. sustaining infrastructure and mitigating impact to the economy and the functioning of society.

It also outlines the important roles to be played not only by the Federal government, but also by State and local governments, private industry, our international partners, and most importantly individual citizens, including you and your families.

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NTIS Order No.: PB2006-100786
This is a collection of 38 reports on one CD.