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Pandemic Preparedness
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Pandemic Flu Resources

There are many publicly available resources in place to help communities, companies, and individuals plan for a possible pandemic flu outbreak. A few of the most useful sites are linked below:

    This is the official U.S. Government site for information on pandemic and avian influenza. The material on this site is organized by topic for easy reference.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The CDC Web site is another primary source of information on pandemic influenza. They also have a hotline—1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)—that is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (TTY: 1-888-232-6348). Or, if you prefer, questions can be e-mailed to
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    DHS is working on a “Business Planning Guide,” which will be posted on the DHS home page and on as soon as it is completed. Also, for business-specific questions, the DHS has created an e-mailbox—

The resources above will provide a lot of information, but we also encourage you to:

  • Listen to local and national radio
  • Watch news reports on television
  • Read your newspaper and other sources of printed and Web-based information
  • Look for information on your local and state government Web sites
  • Consider talking to your local health care providers and public health officials
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