Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology (Jan 2008)

Mathematical Assessment of Canada’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan

  • Abba B Gumel,
  • Miriam Nuño,
  • Gerardo Chowell

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 19, no. 2
pp. 185 – 192


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OBJECTIVE: The presence of the highly pathogenic avian H5N1 virus in wild bird populations in several regions of the world, together with recurrent cases of H5N1 influenza arising primarily from direct contact with poultry, have highlighted the urgent need for prepared-ness and coordinated global strategies to effectively combat a potential influenza pandemic. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the Canadian pandemic influenza preparedness plan.