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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS is working on a “Business Planning Guide,” which will be posted on the DHS home page and on Pandemicflu.gov as soon as it is completed. Also, for business-specific questions, the DHS has created an e-mailbox—DHSPandemic@dhs.gov.
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