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Interagency Work Group on Pandemic Influenza. A Plan for Pandemic Influenza. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1978
  • Published Date:
    May 17, 1978
  • Language:
    English
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Interagency Work Group on Pandemic Influenza. A Plan for Pandemic Influenza. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1978
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States. Interagency Work Group on Influenza. ; United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. ; Center for Disease Control.
  • Description:
    On August 17, 1977, Dr. Joyce Lashof, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Programs) in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare asked the Directors of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (NIH, CDC, FDA) to develop an influenza pandemic contingency plan which "should cover aspects of how we will detect a new variant, decide on likelihood of pandemic potential, reach decisions regarding vaccine formulation, and field testing . . . Specific decision points should be identified as well as probable decisionmakers." This responsibility was delegated to the NIAID in the NIH and to the BoB in FDA with CDC being the lead agency. Subsequently, representatives from the Department of Defense were invited to participate in the work of the group.

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