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Pandemic Influenza Emergency Preparedness FAQs

Pandemic Influenza

Basic Information You Must Know For An Environmental Emergency These pandemic influenza emergency preparedness FAQs are critical information provided by the Department Of Human Services and other public health agencies. What is pandemic influenza? What are the symptoms? Is there a high-risk population?   What is pandemic influenza (flu)? A pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of serious illness. Pandemic flu is different than a cold or the more familiar seasonal flu because it is likely to be more severe, affect more people and cause more deaths than seasonal influenza. What are the symptoms? Symptoms are similar to common flu but more severe and the complications are more serious. Common symptoms include: Fever Headache Tiredness Dry cough Sore throat Runny Nose Muscle pain Is there a high-risk population? Healthy adults are usually not at risk for serious complications from the seasonal flu. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that…

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