|What You Should Know for the Influenza Season
PANDEMICS AND FLU
Page Last Updated: 05/17/2013
"Pandemicshappen when a new influenza virus emerges to which people have littleor no immunity. Although no ones knows for sure when the next pandemicwill occur, or what new influenza virus will cause a pandemic, theimpact on society could be enormous." Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H.,Dr. P.H., Commissioner, New York State Department of Health - 7/2006
Localeducational agencies (LEAs) play an integral role in protecting thehealth and safety of their district's staff, students and theirfamilies. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed thefollowing checklist to assist LEAs in developing and/or improving plansto prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. Building astrong relationship with the local health department is critical fordeveloping a meaningful plan. Further information on pandemic influenzacan be found at www.pandemicflu.gov.
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