Table 2

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

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. CAMB = Cambodia; CYUN = China Yunnan-Province; CGUA = China Guangxi Province; LAOS = Laos; MYAN = Myanmar; THAI = Thailand; VIET = Vietnam.

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. NR = No response

Moore and Dausey BMC Research Notes 2011 4:361   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-361

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