Managing pandemic influenza in general practice

A guide for preparation, response and recovery

5. Prevention

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Preventing the emergence of a novel virus capable of causing a pandemic is practically impossible. However, implementing evidence based infection prevention and control strategies can vastly mitigate the impact of all infections, including a pandemic.

The prevention stage for pandemic influenza centres on actions to identify and manage risks. Prevention activities for general practices should be integrated into and become part of everyday practice.

During the prevention stage, general practices will need to:

Prevention stages

Essential resources