Birdflu Pandemic Planning, Preparedness and Response

Jamali, Jay (Enviro Safetech)


The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza type A or type B viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can be fatal. The best way to prevent this illness is by getting a flu vaccination (flu shot) each fall. About 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu 2. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu complications 3.