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Other prophylactic drugs, e.g. TamiFlu, may not be fully effective against a pandemic influenza. 11. Absenteeism may be up to 40% (or higher in certain professions). 12. There is likely to be a significant disruption of public and privately owned critical infrastructure including transportation, businesses, utilities, public safety, and communications. 13. External resources may be exhausted; therefore, Prairie View A&M University may have to be self- sufficient. 14. The implementation of isolation and quarantine will be the decision of the federal or state government. 15. Recommended travel restrictions will come forth from the federal and state government. 16. For the purpose of this plan, three scenarios will be assumed: a. Most students have gone home (left PVAMU) except for those who cannot or chose not to travel home. This will consist of 100-200 students housed on campus. b. Students are virtually all here and we are advised to shelter in-place, i.e., no gatherings including classrooms, dining halls, etc. This will consist of 3200 students housed on campus. c. Significant illness and absence among faculty and staff but campus still open.
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V. PVAMU Action Levels A. WHO Phases and PVAMU Action Levels WHO Phases Description Confirmed Internationally Confirmed in US Confirmed in Texas Confirmed in Waller County Interpandemic Phase Phase 1 No new influenza virus subtypes detected in humans. An Influenza virus subtype that has caused human infection may be present in animals. If present in animals, the risk of human infection or disease is considered to be low. Phase 2 No new influenza virus subtypes have been detected in humans. However, a circulating animal influenza virus subtype poses a substantial risk of human disease Pandemic Alert Phase Phase 3 Human infection(s) with a new subtype, but no human-to human spread, or at most rare instances of spread to a close contact Phase 4 Small cluster(s) with limited human-to human transmission but spread is highly localized, suggesting that the virus is not well adapted to humans PVAMU Level 1 PVAMU Level 2 PVAMU Level 3 PVAMU Level 4 Phase 5 Larger cluster(s) but human-to-human spread still localized, suggesting that the virus is becoming increasingly better adapted to humans, but may not yet be fully transmissible (substantial pandemic risk). PVAMU Level 2 PVAMU Level 3 PVAMU Level 4 PVAMU Level 4 Pandemic Phase Phase 6 Pandemic: increased and sustained transmission in general population. PVAMU Level 3 PVAMU Level 4 PVAMU Level 4 PVAMU Level 4 Other criteria should be considered in determining PVAMU levels as well. These should include, but not limited to: 1. Morbidity and/or mortality rate 2. Rate/speed of disease spread
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3. Local/state/and federal public health recommendations to decrease/cancel public activities in county or state 4. Falling class attendance, students leaving campus 5. Rising employee absenteeism 6. Other regional schools/school systems closing 7. Transportation systems closing/decreasing interstate travel B. General Actions and Considerations – These actions are to be taken during all levels of a pandemic influenza response.
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