Wyoming Department of Health Pandemic Influenza Preparation  


Pandemic influenza (flu) is a global outbreak of influenza disease from a new influenza virus that is unlike past viruses. Pandemics are different from seasonal outbreaks of influenza. Seasonal outbreaks are caused by subtypes of influenza viruses that already circulate among people. Pandemic outbreaks are caused by new subtypes or by subtypes that have never circulated among people. Past influenza pandemics have led to high levels of illness, death, and economic loss.

Wyoming Department of Health Pandemic Influenza Plan

The purpose of this plan is to provide a guide for the Wyoming Department of Health’s response to an influenza pandemic.  The plan describes the state’s basic strategies of disease surveillance, laboratory testing, vaccine and antiviral medication delivery, isolation, quarantine, other disease control activities, and emergency management activities.  This plan is a working document that will continue to be updated based on new information and actual events.  

Plan sections with significant changes from the previous version include:

I. Introduction (Table 2)

VI. Surveillance

VIII. Influenza Disease Control and Prevention

IX. Vaccine Delivery

X. Antiviral Agents

XI. Healthcare Surge Capacity

XII. Communications

Appendix I

Appendix J (In version 6.0 this was entitled Antiviral and Influenza Overview which was removed in this revision, and the subsequent appendices were relabeled.)

Appendix K

Appendix L


Wyoming Education and Information

National Resources and Links

Visit PandemicFlu.gov for one-stop access to related U.S. government avian and pandemic flu information

Individual and Family Preparedness

Business Preparedness

Healthcare Guidance

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Information

Page updated:  August 5, 2008