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Alabama - State Public Health Emergency: Influenza - January 11, 2018

WHEREAS the State Health Officer has reported that an outbreak of the influenza virus has occurred in the State of Alabama; and

WHEREAS this outbreak poses a high probability of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people in the affected population; and

WHEREAS the health care facilities and personnel of the State are overwhelmed by the number of ill patients and taxed to such an extent that care of patients may now no longer be provided in the traditional, normal, and customary manner nor is the utilization of traditional, normal, and customary standards of care possible.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of the State of Alabama, pursuant to relevant provisions of the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, section 31-9-1 et seq., Code of Alabama (1975), on the recommendation of the State Health Officer, do hereby declare that a State Public Health Emergency exists in the State of Alabama. I direct the appropriate state agencies to exercise their statutory and regulatory authority to assist the communities and entities affected. I also direct the Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Emergency Management Agency to seek federal assistance as may be available.

FURTHER, I direct the following:



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Alabama Public Health - Investigations and Cases

Alabama Public Health - Outbreaks

CDC - FluView (see Data for State of Alabama)

CDC - Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView Report

CDC - FluView - National, Regional, and State Level Outpatient Illness and Viral Surveillance

CDC - FluView - Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Surveillance from the National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Surveillance System

CDC - FluView - Influenza_Associated Pediatric Mortality

CDC - FluView - Current - Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

CDC - FluView - Past Weekly Surveillance Reports

Alabama Public Health - Influenza

Alabama Department of Public Health - Alabama Influenza Surveillance Map




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