ACOM340_Chapter12

Seemsdrasticbutbetterthan alternative

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Unformatted text preview: 0 of them died So far, people get it from animals or birds The real danger is that this or a similar virus will mutate so it can spread from human to human; if it becomes a pandemic, millions could die Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Guidelines for rapid response for such crisis Create geographic “containment zones” when first cases surface; separate those who have it and those exposed Create “buffer zone” around containment zone to further reduce risk of contagion Communicate effectively with public to maintain barriers, keep people informed and ensure zones have adequate supplies Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Seems drastic, but better than alternative Public health experts say we should be prepared in case We are in precrisis, planning stage and success depends on effective communication No lessons at this point, but should always be planning Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Health Care Reform U.S. h...
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