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Pandemic Influenza Planning for the Mental Health Security of Survivors of Mass Deaths
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Influenza A pandemics have been documented to occur at 10-to 50-year intervals-an average of three events per century, dating back from the 16th century. Each recorded pandemic has resulted in an increase in annual mortality rates in the infected population, with mass deaths in one pandemic wave equalling fatalities sustained over six months of an epidemic season. This chapter aims to rectify the oversight in pandemic preparedness plans by presenting a compendium of guidelines anddoi:10.1007/978-3-319-27914-5_5 fatcat:xcm47ax3x5dv3o2tj5vjuuotia