Influenza Pandemic Preparation and Response: A Citizen's Guide
I'm going to agree with everyone above. Is nrsniug still in demand? Not the same way it was in demand 7-8 years ago. When I first started nrsniug, you could pretty much walk into any place and expect to get some kind of job.Now it is a lot more competitive. Older nurses had their 401Ks drained when the stock market crashed and can't afford to retire. Younger nurses are flooding into the field because they hear it is a good career choice. Laid-off workers are also looking to nrsniug after being laid off. Hospitals are having to make cut-backs right and left and they can't afford to lay off physicians, but the nrsniug staff is expendable.So you kind-of have a perfect storm.But here is what I think The economy is going to pick up again in a few years or so. Then stocks will go up again, the older nurses will be able to retire and some of the nurses supporting their families for their laid-off spouse will be able to go back home again this will create some movement in the field.So while I can't say that I know of any particular state that has massive openings for RNs, I can say that if your heart is into it, there is a way to make a career out of nrsniug. You just will have to really work hard at it the first few years.
A pandemic of influenza A occurs when a new influenza strain emerges for which people have little or no immunity, and for which there is no vaccine. The infection spreads easily from person to person, causes serious disease, and can spread around the world in a very short time.
How dangerous will it be?
Health professionals are concerned that the continued spread of a highly pathogenic avian H5N1 virus across Asia, Africa and Europe represents a potentially significant threat to the general public.
The H5N1 virus has raised concerns about a potential human pandemic because
- It is especially virulent.
- It is being spread by migratory birds.
HWrWF5 <a href="http://towidaxgdxww.com/">towidaxgdxww</a>
* It can be transmitted from birds to mammals and in some limited circumstances to humans, and
- Similar to other influenza viruses, it continues to evolve.
Note that there is evidence that the 1918 flu was most likely an interspecies transfer between birds and humans compared with the less severe pandemics of 1957 and 1968, suggesting that the impending pandemic may be more severe.
Three prerequisites for the start of a pandemic
1. A new influenza virus is introduced to which humans have little to no immunity. 2. This new virus must be able to replicate in humans and cause disease.
3. New virus must be able to efficiently transmit itself from one human to another.
Where is this happening?
Since 2003, a growing number of human H5N1 cases have been reported in Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Lao Democratic People's Republic, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Newsflash, genius: AIDS IS AIDS! It's the same fucikng disease and it affects men the same way it affects women. Not to mention MANY men are infected with it, too. It's not rare in men. So don't turn this into all women are victims bullshit. How is them having money going to make a difference? Many people make it their mission to fight aids. It isn't some separate disease for females. People who are fighting it are fighting it for EVERYONE, no just one gender.
More than half of the people infected with the H5N1 virus have died. Most of these cases are believed to have been caused by exposure to infected poultry.
kHw47R <a href="http://guelkujqzodg.com/">guelkujqzodg</a>
There has been no sustained human-to-human transmission of the disease, but the concern is that H5N1 will evolve into a virus capable of human-to-human transmission.
Can humans get bird flu?
The Avian Influenza H5N1 strain started as an infection of birds, but has mutated so that it can now infect humans. Avian influenza strains can be transmitted from wild birds to domestic birds, and highly pathogenic strains can rapidly kill entire flocks.
Strains including H5N1 and others are deadly to domestic fowl and can be transmitted from birds to humans. There is no human immunity and no vaccine is currently available.
Since 2003, a growing number of human cases of avian influenza strain H5N1 have been reported in 12 countries worldwide from China to Egypt.
Who will get sick?
- The percentage of infected individuals will most likely be 30% of the overall population during a severe pandemic.
- Illness rates may be highest among school-aged children (40%) and decline with age. An average of 20% of working adults will become ill during a community outbreak.
- All it takes is for one infected person to get on an airplane and fly into the next country to start the spread of the illness.
When will it happen?3
It is currently impossible to predict the emergence of a future pandemic other than to strongly suspect that one will eventually occur, or to predict when or where a future pandemic will occur, what subtype it will be, and what degree of death and disease it will produce.
Very disturbing. They're tiryng to kill us and they laugh as they do it. I mean, seriously, how wicked can you get without growing horns out of your head. They openly talk of lying about supply so the sheeple run in and get the vaccine. So sad.
Can this be avoided?
There is no sure way to stop a pandemic from occurring. The best way to avoid a hard-hitting pandemic is to take personal responsibility for isolating yourself if you may have been exposed, preparing your family and house for extended stays in the home, and encouraging your neighbors and friends to do the same.
What about a vaccine?
Vaccines and antiviral drugs for pandemic influenza will be in short supply.
Creating a pandemic influenza vaccine would take at least 6 months, and would take even longer to vaccinate a majority of the population.
Vaccines against avian influenza A/H5N1 currently under production will confer immunity to only that strain of H5N1 and not necessarily to a new, mutated form of that strain.
Thanks, Michael. That was a thrill for me to, ciatthng with the SGU folks. I've got a couple of good friends at the CDC and a physicist friend and it's always great to get their answers to my many questions!
They will also not offer protection against any of the other potential types of influenza that could create a pandemic, such as H7N7, H9N2, and H2N2.
In addition, all facilities, except one, for producing influenza vaccines are currently overseas; should a pandemic occur, it is unlikely that a foreign country would release vaccine outside of its borders without first ensuring that its own population is vaccinated.
Will there be enough doctors?
Should a pandemic occur on the 1918 scale, all medical systems will be overwhelmed. Current levels of emergency, hospital, and outpatient care will not be available owing to insufficient numbers of beds, ventilators, medical supplies, and personnel (absenteeism in healthcare personnel is expected to meet or exceed that of the general population). Long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, among others, will also be affected.
How can I help prevent spreading the illness?
- "Social distancing" strategies aimed at reducing the spread of infection such as closing schools, community centers, small businesses, and other public gathering places, and canceling public events will likely be implemented during a pandemic wave.
- Additionally, residents may be required to stay in their homes for a significant period of time during a pandemic outbreak, depending on the action taken by their local health officer.
* Residents and communities will need to prepare in advance to become self-reliant during the pandemic.
What will happen when people die?
The Medical Examiner's Office, morgues, and funeral homes will not have the resources to handle the high number of deaths, which is estimated to be approximately 2-5% of those infected.
The dead will need to be cared for at home until they are able to be picked up.
What will happen to my community?
Rates of absenteeism at work will soar during peak periods of a pandemic.
This will likely cause significant disruption of public and privately owned critical infrastructure including transportation, commerce, utilities, public safety, and communications.