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Document ID (ISN)105809
CIS number 06-1472
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sécurité
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brasseur G.
Title Flu - Preparing for a pandemic
Original title Grippe - Préparer l'épreuve d'une pandémie [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, No.661, p.23-32. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access$file/ts661page23.pdf?openelement [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) avian influenza; handling of animals; infection control; France
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; responsibilities; zoonoses; viruses
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)