….How would the YK Delta respond to a pandemic?

In preparation for the possibility of a pandemic, organizations in the YK Delta have joined together to plan a coordinated response.

These organizations include the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, the Association of Village Council Presidents, Bethel Regional Public Health Center, Bethel Family Clinic, other departments from the State of Alaska, and local emergency responders.

Our goal is to keep the people of the YK Delta informed with the most accurate information about any developments or risks associated with the H5N1 “bird flu” or any other possible pandemic that could impact the people of the YK Delta. In the event of a pandemic, our planning committee is focused on assuring a coordinated response and recovery to our villages in the YK Delta….

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YKHC Messenger, July 15, 2006