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European policy on preparing for pandemics [WPS06/25]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • What are the latest developments in the spread of the H5N1 virus?
  • What can be learned from recent flu pandemic simulation exercises?
  • How can a country go about further testing and strengthening its pandemic preparedness plans?
  • What impact will there be on essential services such as health, transport, energy and education?
  • How will different countries collaborate with regard to movement of people, trade and essential services cross borders?
  • How will the European stockpile of anti-virals work in practice?
  • How are priority groups for vaccines being identified?
  • What is the optimum communication strategy both pre and during a pandemic outbreak?

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