Influenza Pandemic: DOD Combatant Commands' Preparedness Efforts Could Benefit from More Clearly Defined Roles, Resources, and Risk Mitigation
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COCOMs have taken numerous management and operational actions to prepare for an influenza pandemic, and the COCOMs efforts are evolving. Each of DODs nine COCOMs has established or intends to establish a working group to prepare for an influenza pandemic. Additionally, eight of he nine COCOMs have developed or are developing a pandemic influenza plan. Half of the COCOMs have conducted exercises to test their pandemic influenza plans and several are taking steps to address lessons learned. Five of the nine COCOMs have started to use various media, training programs, and outreach events to inform their personnel about pandemic influenza. Each of the geographic COCOMs has worked or plans to work with nations in its area of responsibility to raise awareness about and assess capabilities or responding to avian and pandemic influenza.
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