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Influenza pandemic planning in Europe.

Paget, J., Aguilera, J.F. Influenza pandemic planning in Europe. Eurosurveillance Monthly: 2001, 6(9), 136-140
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The World Health Organization strongly recommends that all countries prepare in advance multidisciplinary pandemic plans to prevent and control the next influenza pandemic.

Research
We carried out a survey of influenza surveillance methods among members of the European Influenza Surveillance Schemes, EISS, which included a set of questions on pandemic planning.

Results
All but one of the countries have a pandemic plan or are in the process of producing one. A coordination of these different national plans at a European level would probably contribute to their improved impact and efficiency.