I keep hearing about the risk of a pandemic from "bird flu," where can I get reliable information?
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a website - http://www.pandemicflu.gov - to provide comprehensive government-wide information on pandemic influenza and avian influenza. In the event of a pandemic, pandemicflu.gov will be the authoritative site for U.S. government information on the pandemic. Visit the site now for general information on pandemic flu as well as an online copy of the the DHHS Pandemic Influenza Plan, a detailed guide for how our nation's health care system can prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
Gail Carlson, MPH Ph.D., Continuing Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, November 26, 2008