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Pandemic Influenza (flu) Information

Pandemic influenza (flu) is a worldwide outbreak of a new flu virus for which there is little or no immunity (protection) in the human population. Scientists and health professionals are concerned that the current virus in birds (avian flu) may develop into the next human pandemic. Pandemic flu can spread easily from person to person causing serious illness and death. Pandemic flu may create a public health emergency. This emergency will not be like anything we have faced before. A pandemic will last longer, make more people seriously ill and may cause more deaths than any other health crisis in our time. A long-lasting and widespread outbreak of the disease could mean changes in many areas of our lives.

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