Pandemic Flu: What It Is and How to Prepare

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This ten-page illustrated handout educates people about preparing for pandemic flu, which is when many people get sick or infected from a new flu (influenza) virus at the same time. It outlines flu signs and symptoms, and clarifies the difference between seasonal flu and pandemic flu. It discusses the flu vaccine, and recommends other ways people can control the spread of the flu. The document contains a list of things people can do to plan ahead for when many people are ill with pandemic flu, and includes check boxes where people can assess their preparedness at home and work, and lists supplies for an emergency kit with food, medicine, and other health and emergency items. Web links where people can find reliable, current pandemic flu information are provided.

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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Influenza, Influenza vaccines, Pandemics
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
12/1/2009
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