1. Seasonal Influenza: Epidemiology, Clinical Features and Surveillance / J. Van-Tam -- 2. Basic Influenza Virology and Immunology / L.R. Haaheim -- 3. Avian and Animal Influenza: Manifestations in Man / C. Sellwood -- 4 Brief History and Epidemiological Features of Pandemic Influenza / C. Sellwood -- 5 Influenza Transmission and Related Infection Control Issues / J. Enstone -- 6 The Role of Emergency Planning, Business Continuity and Exercises in Pandemic Preparedness / J. Simpson and C. Sellwood -- 7 Bio-mathematical Modelling (What Will and Won’t Work) / P.G. Grove -- 8 Pharmaceutical Interventions / J. Van-Tam and R.K. Gupta -- 9 Vaccines / L. Hessel -- 10 National and International Public Health Countermeasures / A. Nicoll and H. Needham -- 11 Societal and Economic Impacts of an Influenza Pandemic / R. Puleston -- 12 Ethical Issues Related to Pandemic Preparedness and Response / E.M. Gadd -- 13 Communication with the Public / E. Collins -- 14 Case Study 1: Port Health and International Health Regulations / D. Hagen -- 15 Case Study 2: Issues Facing Pandemic Preparedness in Asia–Pacific Countries / L.C. Jennings -- 16 Case Study 3: Issues Facing Pandemic Preparedness in Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union / Sh. Aripov
This book aims to assist 'non-expert' public health professionals and the well-qualified lay-person to gain a rapid overview of pandemic influenza. It comprises 16 chapters written by experts with real-life experience of their subjects. It provides a comprehensive overview of pandemic influenza with strong emphasis on practical topics related to preparedness, including pharmaceutical and public health countermeasures, policy issues, infection control, communication, ethics and modern bio-mathematical modelling. It is highly relevant to public health professionals and local authority officials involved in pandemic preparedness in both developing and developed nations, and will also be valuable to students of public health-related subjects.