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Table 2 Time at which countries first implemented specific activities1,2, 3

From: Response to the 2009-H1N1 influenza pandemic in the Mekong Basin: surveys of country health leaders

ACTIVITY CAMB CYUN CGUA LAOS MYAN THAI VIET % 1 or 2
Surveillance and Information Sharing         
   Development/use of H1N1 case definition 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 100
   Active case finding - hospitals/clinics 4 1 1 2 1 2 3 86
   Active case finding - specific communities 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 43
   Active case finding - ports of entry 3 1 1 1 3 1 3 57
   Electronic reporting of cases 1 1 1 0 3 2 3 57
   Hotline for reporting possible cases 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 71
   Initial testing in district or provincial lab 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 43
   Rapid Response Team mobilization 3 1 1 1 3 NR 3 50
   Communication with cross-border site(s) 1 1 0 1 3 NR 2 67
   Sharing information with MBDS country 1 0 0 1 3 NR 2 50
   Sharing information with MBDS Coordinator 1 3 0 1 3 NR 2 50
Disease Prevention and Control - Health Care Facilities         
   Communications with healthcare workers 1 1 3 2 1 NR 3 67
   Use of specific hospital admission criteria 1 1 0 2 1 NR 3 67
   Preparation or use of isolation areas 1 1 1 2 1 NR 3 83
   Use of PPE for healthcare workers 1 1 1 3 1 NR 3 67
   Use of antiviral drugs for treatment 3 1 3 3 2 NR 3 33
   Use of antiviral drugs for prophylaxis 3 2 3 3 3 NR 3 17
   More attention to hospital infection control 1 1 1 3 4 NR 3 50
   (More) preparation for medical surge 1 1 3 3 4 NR 3 33
Disease Prevention and Control - Communities         
   Containment measures (e.g., from WHO) 3 2 1 1 4 NR NR 50
   Border control measures 1 0 1 2 1 NR NR 80
   Restrictions of travel 4 0 0 0 0 0 NR 0
   Restrictions of public gatherings 4 0 0 0 0 0 NR 0
   Closure of any schools 4 0 0 0 4 NR NR 0
Risk Communications         
   Spokesperson(s) identified 1 2 3 1 1 NR 3 50
   Public risk communications - targeted 1 2 3 2 3 NR 3 50
   Public risk communications - everywhere 3 2 3 3 1 NR 3 33
   Consistency in messages for the public 1 1 1 3 1 NR 3 67
   Messages aimed to avoid public panic 1 1 1 3 1 NR 3 67
   Communications with any MBDS country 1 0 0 1 3 NR 2 50
   Communications with MBDS Coordinator 3 0 0 1 3 0 2 29
   Communications with any external partner 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 43
  1. 1. CAMB = Cambodia; CYUN = China Yunnan-Province; CGUA = China Guangxi Province; LAOS = Laos; MYAN = Myanmar; THAI = Thailand; VIET = Vietnam.
  2. 2. 0 = Not implemented; 1 = when cases were in the Americas; 2 = when cases were in the Asia region; 3 = when cases were in their country; 4 = after pandemic was declared.
  3. 3. NR = No response