Practical Guideline for Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza

  • Editor/Author:Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, R.O.C.(Taiwan)

  • Publisher:Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, R.O.C.(Taiwan)

  • Date of Publication:Jan. 2008

  • Date of Begin Publication::Jan. 2008

  • Edition:1st ed 

  • Price:NT$400

  • ISBN:978-986-01-3279-3(pbk.)

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Influenza is an acute viral respiratory tract disease. The importance of influenza lies in the swiftness of its outbreaks, covering large geographic areas and the severity of complications. Although seasonal influenza is not classified as a notifible communicable disease, annual epidemics of influenza occur typically during the seasons of fall and winter. It can be health and life-threatening for human being. Influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent people from becoming ill with influenza. However, there is no conclusive evidence to show the risk factors and pathogenesis of severe complicated influenza. Therefore, Centers for Disease Control of Department of Health of Executive Yuan published「Practical Guideline for Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza」. The sections of guideline include description of disease, surveillance systems, laboratory diagnosis, clinical diagnosis and treatment, influenza vaccination, association act, strategies of prevention and control. Rationale and principle of each measure are described, so the all public health workers can get a complete picture of prevention and control measures. According to Communicable Disease Control Act, the authorities and responsibilities of central government shall formulate policies and plans for the prevention and control of communicable diseases. Local competent authorities shall develop implementation of communicable disease control policies and implement the plans formulated by the central competent authority. Thus, both central and local government will cooperate in execution of tasks to arrest the occurrence, infection and spread of seasonal influenza


Update Time 2018/3/14