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Q) How well prepared Bahrain for pandemic influenza?
 
A) Bahrain is comparatively well prepared to respond to a flu pandemic. Quarantine officers are maintaining a high level of alert for poultry and poultry products from bird flu affected countries. Bahrain has planned a stockpile of drugs and equipment needed in a pandemic-such as antiviral agents, personal protective equipment, negative pressure units needed to isolate hospital rooms to prevent flue spread and thermal scanners to screen people with signs of flu at the borders. Other measures include enhancing the national infectious diseases surveillance system, improving laboratory capacity. ? Bahrain follows WHO guidelines and strategy to face the pandemic threat.
? A supreme committee to prevent avian influenza was raized by his highnest the priminister. from which a working groups from all concerned ministries are working on a national plan.
? Disease Control Section prepared a health contingency plan.
? Health committee working on an implementing plan.
? Annual flu vaccination for poultry and health workers are given.
? A lot of media release.
? A training and educational materials was issued for health care workers and public.

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