Skip Navigation
Explore our COVID-19 Resources and Updates
CHS blue logo square
Home > Our Work > All Publications > 2008


Our publications keep professionals working across the public, private, and academic sectors informed on the most important developments and issues in health security and biosecurity.

Find an article or report by keywords:

Find an article or report or see all by area, author, or year:


Comments from the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC on Draft Guidances for Pandemic Influenza Planning

Brooke Courtney, Jennifer B. Nuzzo
Date posted:
September 15, 2008
Publication type:

Biosecur Bioterror 2008;6(3):279-284

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
Available on publisher's site
See also:

Full article on publisher's site: PDF


On May 23, 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed and requested public comment on 3 draft guidances for pandemic influenza planning (73 FR 31690-91): (1) Interim Guidance on the Use and Purchase of Facemasks and Respirators by Individuals and Families for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness; (2) Proposed Guidance on Antiviral Drug Use during an Influenza Pandemic; and (3) Proposed Considerations for Antiviral Drug Stockpiling by Employers in Preparation for an Influenza Pandemic. The documents are part of a series of HHS guidances to assist government agencies, businesses, community organizations, and the public in preparing for a pandemic. The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC reviewed the proposed draft guidances and submitted to HHS the following analyses of the antiviral use and employer stockpiling guidances as its official comments.



Our Mission

To protect people’s health from epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.