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Governor's Pandemic Influenza Task Force Identify Issues to Work On

Governor's Pandemic Influenza Task Force Identify Issues to Work On

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Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio The message from doctors today is that the state needs to change its plans for a potential pandemic outbreak of the flu.

The governor's task force on pandemic influenza preparedness says there are eight issues the state needs to work on in case of an outbreak. Co-chair Dr. Davis Sundwall says they range from stockpiling medicines to keeping businesses going while people are sick.

"It's going to require a community response and everybody ponying up, if they will, some resources," said Dr. Sundwall.

Governor Jon Huntsman says the state has the resources it needs, but they will need to be fine tuned in a way. "When you're dealing with a pandemic, it's a much different crisis than, say, a major earthquake or something else that we have long prepared for."

Governor Huntsman says he's sure the state will be prepared in case of an outbreak.

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