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WHO pandemic influenza draft protocol for rapid response and containment

This document outlines the World Health Organization's (WHO) plans for reacting to the emergence of a human flu pandemic. The protocol has three main parts. The first describes how to recognise the emergence of a pandemic flu virus. The second describes actions that should immediately follow this. The third part describes steps that should be taken once the event has been verified, the overall situation has been assessed, and a decision has been made to launch the rapid containment operation.