H1N1 by gjjur4356

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									H1N1 & The Pandemic Plan
                Topics
• Background
• Timeline
• Epidemiology
• Pandemic and Communicable Disease
  Outbreak Management Plans
• Mass Immunization
Background
      Swine Influenza & H1N1
• Swine influenza - a respiratory disease of pigs
  caused by the influenza A virus.
• H1N1 flu virus - Swine flu viruses do not
  normally infect humans. From time to time,
  human infections do occur, resulting in H1N1
  flu virus. H1N1 flu virus is a respiratory illness
  that causes symptoms similar to those of the
  regular human seasonal flu.
• H1N1 is a new virus and one to which most
  people have no or little immunity and,
  therefore, this virus could cause more
  infections than are seen with seasonal flu.
    Transmission & Symptoms
• Can pass strains of flu through direct close
  contact.
• Symptoms include fever, fatigue, lack of
  appetite, coughing, and sore throat. Some
  people with H1N1 flu virus have also
  reported vomiting and diarrhea.
                  Timeline
• Mexico began reporting cases of severe
  respiratory illness, including death, in March.
• April 17, the Government of Mexico contacted
  Canada’s National Microbiology Lab for
  assistance in identifying what was causing
  significant illness in that country.
• Human Swine Influenza confirmed on April
  24th.
• April 26th - 6 confirmed cases of human
  swine influenza in Canada (NS - 4; BC - 2)
• WHO raised pandemic alert level to Phase 6
  on June 11th
• NS confirmed its first death on July 24th
                      Epidemiology
H1N1:Wide
Spectrum of
Disease
                              NS: 1


                  NS: 15 (8 ICU)


NS: 570 (lab confirmed)



 Number unknown


As of Aug. 10, 2009
Lab Confirmed H1N1 in NS
                                                                        •       Widespread in the community.
                                                                        •       Younger age groups most affected.
                                         160                            •       Reported case numbers. decreasing
                                         140                            •       Surveillance efforts shifted to
                                                                                monitoring severity.
           Rate per 100,000 population




                                         120


                                         100


                                         80


                                         60


                                         40


                                         20


                                          0
                                               <1   1-9   10-19         20-29         30-49   50-69    70+
                                                                  Age group (years)
 Rates as of Aug. 1, 2009
H1N1 Pandemic
Pandemic & Communicable Disease
   Outbreak Management Plans
          Purpose of the Plans
•   To minimize illness
•   Maintain university services
•   Maintain academic programs
•   Keep the University and larger communities
    informed.
Outbreak Management Team (OMT)
• Coordinator - VP of Finance and Operations, Mr.
  Ramsey Duff
• VP of Student Services, Mr. Keith Publicover
• Director of Health and Counseling, Ms. Angela
  Marshall
• Director of Facility Management, Mr. Leon
  MacLellan
• Director of Communications, Mr. Kyler Bell
• Additional members as appropriate
             OMT Mandate
• To track the spread of H1N1/ flu-like illness
• To implement infection control measures
• To provide clear information to students,
  staff, faculty and administrators
• To manage communications with external
  agencies
            OMT Priorities
• Team members meet, along with key
  individuals in their respective departments,
  to determine the necessary response
• Provide educational materials to students,
  staff, faculty and administration
• Notify students, staff, faculty and
  administration on reporting procedures
• Tracking of H1N1/flu-like illness
Roles and Responsibilities
                 Coordinator
• Determine strategy and on-going response
• Communicate with Public Health Officials as
  necessary
• Coordinate SAC and OMT meetings
• Keep University President, Dr. Sean Riley, informed
• Close University to public events as necessary
• Close University as necessary
• Officially declare pandemic response ended
• Follow-up of response
        VP of Student Services
• Coordinate Student Services resources to respond to
  the evolving situation
• Receive updates from Director of Health and
  Counseling, Ms. Marshall
• Provide updates to Coordinator, Mr. Duff
• Designate an individual to assess and oversee the
  well-being and comfort of affected students and
  determine their need for assistance
 Director of Health and Counseling
• Coordinate Health and Counseling resources to
  respond to the evolving situation
• Receive updates from Health and Counseling staff
• Provide updates to VP of Student Services, Mr.
  Publicover
Director of Facility Management
• Coordinate Facility Management resources to meet
  cleaning/disinfection needs
• Coordinate cleaning/disinfection procedures based on
  established policies and procedures within the
  department
• Provide updates to Coordinator, Mr. Duff
    Director of Communications
• Coordinate communication resources to respond to the
  evolving situation
• Obtain and verify all information received from the
  Coordinator, Mr. Duff, and Team Leaders
• Provide timely information to students, staff, faculty
  and administration
• Liase with team members to get frequent updates
• Prepare website updates
• Prepare and issue news and press releases as required
Response Level by Pandemic Activity
  Pandemic Activity in Province
• More active approach to surveillance
  – Nurses liaise with local Public Health
  – OMT meeting
  – Nurses monitor students for local activity
  – Activate pandemic education plan
  – Activate plans for increasing supplies and
    equipment as required
  – Activate communication plan
Pandemic Activity in Community
• Active surveillance
  –   Continue to liaise with Public Health/GASHA
  –   Implement infection control measures
  –   Line-listings
  –   Continue education
Pandemic Activity in University Community

• When an outbreak of the pandemic strain is
  suspected or confirmed:
  – Director of Health and Counseling (Ms.
    Marshall) notifies VP of Student Services (Mr.
    Publicover), who notifies Coordinator (Mr.
    Duff)
  – Contact local Public Health with numbers
  – OMT meeting
  – Review communication plan
      Mass Immunization Plan
• Will be coordinated by the local Public
  Health authorities
It is important to note that St. FX University
 will cooperate with the local and provincial
Public Health authorities and GASHA in the
     implementation of a Pandemic Plan.

								
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