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Pandemic Flu

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a pandemic is a "global disease outbreak." Another way to think of a pandemic is to see it as multiple epidemics occurring simultaneously in different continents.

A Flu Pandemic?

What does a pandemic mean with regard to the flu? Many health organizations around the world, including the World Health Organization, are currently monitoring several stra (More)

Understanding Pandemic Flu

  • Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus
  • Protect Yourself Against H3N2v
  • H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You
  • H1N1 Virus: The Swine Flu - Video
  • The Latest on Influenza: 2010-2011
  • Families Fighting Flu
  • Get the Facts: Pandemic Flu (American Public Health Association)
  • Global Disease Alert Map
  • H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) - Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)
  • How Does Seasonal Flu Differ From Pandemic Flu? (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
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  • Cold Versus Flu
  • Dangers of Pandemic Flu
  • Flu Pandemic and Weakened Immune System
  • Flu Shots
  • How serious, really, is the H1N1 (swine) flu?
  • Planning Pregnancy and Vaccine H1N1
  • Risk for Those Without a Spleen
  • Vaccination for Swine Flu

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    Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016