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Guest Editorial: Investing in capacity to meet the challenge of an influenza pandemic Volume 17 Issue 9-10

Mark J Ferson, David N Durrheim

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 17(10) 129 - 130 Published: 2006

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Mark J Ferson

David N Durrheim


We welcome you to the second issue of the NSW Public
Health Bulletin that is devoted to aspects of influenza
pandemic planning and response. Recent simulation exercises
designed to test preparedness for pandemic influenza, Exercise
Cumpston 06 on a national scale and Exercise Paton in NSW,
have shown that the public health system in NSW has made
substantial progress in preparing for what many consider to
be an inevitable event. Of equal, if not greater, importance is
a recognition that the work done has strengthened the health
system’s capacity to meet a much wider range of challenges.
This work is the focus of this issue of the Bulletin.