ERS Training Course: Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan and manage
This practical course covered outbreak investigation, pandemic planning, recent developments in respiratory pathogen biology and therapy, and focused around two practical scenarios in which participants could gain experience in managing an acute epidemic. Research during an epidemic and ethical aspects were also covered.
Speakers and facilitators included: Pasi Penttinen, Head of the influenza disease programme, ECDC, and Vladimir Prikazsky, Expert, Public Health Training, ECDC.
Assessment tool for influenza pandemic preparednessArchived
The tool is used for ongoing country support visits by joint missions from ECDC, the European Commission, and WHO EURO. The tool follows the main components of the European Commission communication on pandemic influenza preparedness and response planning in the European Community, the WHO global influenza preparedness plan, the WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning, and existing country preparedness plans.Read more
Influenza pandemic preparedness plans
This page is listing influenza pandemic preparedness plans for EU countries, EFTA countries, Candidate countries and from the Commission of the European Communities and the World Health Organization.Read more