Wednesday August 20, 2008
What is it?
An influenza pandemic is caused when the influenza (or "flu") virus mutates to produce a strain so different from previous strains that there is no natural immunity to it and the disease becomes widespread. Each year there is a worldwide flu season that ordinarily causes about 37,000 deaths in the U.S. Flu pandemics occur about three times each century.
What has the Army done?
The Army Operations Center (AOC) completed an Avian Influenza Response Table Top Exercise (TTX) Oct. 2-13, 2006. The Army has developed a Pandemic Plan. In accordance with DOD Directive 6200.3, Public Health Emergency Officers (PHEOs) have been appointed at Army installations and AMC depots.
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Information Papers with 2008 Army Posture Statement
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- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
- Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"
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Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's, Combat Casualty Care Director, Col. Dallas Hack
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