pandemics

Pandemic Info For Child Care and School (K-12)

Submitted by jdorion on Thu, 08/20/2009 - 12:56

2009 Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) Update – August 19

THE PANDEMIC INFLUENZA VIURS (H1N1) CONTINUES TO SPREAD RAPIDLY AROUND THE WORLD. HEALTH EXPERTS ARE PREPARING FOR A SECOND MORE SEVERE WAVE OR OUTBREAK SOMETIME THIS FALL.

Illness and deaths related to this new virus continue to be relatively low in numbers over the spring and summer months, however as the regular flu season approaches this fall there are wide spread concerns that the virus will become more potent and infect more people.

Pandemic Preparedness Tips

Submitted by jdorion on Sun, 07/26/2009 - 22:43

Pandemic Preparedness Tips
Every family should have their own Pandemic Plan

• Collect supplies for a minimum of 2 months. Health authorities predict more than one “wave” of the influenza attack. Each wave may last 4-6 weeks.

Pandemic Influenza

Submitted by jdorion on Sun, 07/26/2009 - 22:42

Pandemic Influenza

Current phase of alert in the W.H.O global pandemic

The current alert status issued in June 2009 is Phase 6 - Pandemic -“A new influenza virus subtype is causing disease in humans and is spreading efficiently and sustainably among humans.”