|Document ID (ISN)||105809|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
|Convention or series no.
||Flu - Preparing for a pandemic
||Grippe - Préparer l'épreuve d'une pandémie [in French]|
||Apr. 2006, No.661, p.23-32. Illus. 4 ref.
||http://www.travail-et-securite.fr/archivests/archivests.nsf/(alldocparref)/ts661page23_1/$file/ts661page23.pdf?openelement [in French]
||Since the emergence of the highly-infectious H5N1 bird flu virus at the end of 2003, 150 million poultry and other birds died or were intentionally eliminated in Asia. Hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of humans were infected, among whom approximately a hundred died. Fortunately, the transmission to humans is rare, but a pandemic remains possible. Contents of this special feature on the precautions to be taken against a possible pandemic: description of the bird flu pandemic threat; types of flu viruses; collective and personal protective measures following suspected contamination on a farm; medical prevention; setting-up an emergency plan; precautions to be taken when handling dead birds.
||avian influenza; handling of animals; infection control; France
||legal aspects; responsibilities; zoonoses; viruses
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)