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Pandemic Influenza Educational Materials

Pandemic Flu Glossary of Terms 
Definitions of pandemic influenza terms from the American Red Cross.
Protect Yourself Against Flu and Pandemic Flu Brochure 
A two page color brochure with information on hand and respiratory
hygiene, and similar flu protection measures. (PDF)   
Spanish Version Chinese Version, Tagalog VersionVietnamese Version

Health Officer Practice Guide for Communicable Disease Control in California 
Provides guidance to local health officers responding to bioterrorism or communicable disease outbreaks. (PDF)

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in California DVD
This 30-minute briefing on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in California provides important and timely information on the threat of avian influenza and the risk of a human influenza pandemic. Dr. Howard Backer, Chief of the Immunization Branch and medical consultant on emergency preparedness at the California Department of Health Services, provides an overview of relevant information on the pandemic influenza threat and challenges we face to prepare for this potential disaster. Also included in the program is an eight minute presentation, Hospitals Full Up, that depicts the challenges and societal disruption faced during the 1918 pandemic. Watch the Video Here! Or order your copy.

WHO Handbook for Journalists: Influenza Pandemic 
Provides an overview of what pandemic flu is and how it may spread. Also details how the World Health Organization plans to respond and provides additional WHO resources and web links.

Last modified on: 11/5/2008 11:44 PM