Flu Pandemic General Information page
General Information Flu page
Flu Terms Defined
Seasonal (or common) fluis a respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person. Most people have some immunity, and a vaccine is available.
Avian (or bird) fluis caused by influenza viruses that occur naturally among wild birds. The H5N1 variant is deadly to domestic fowl and can be transmitted from birds to humans. There is no human immunity and no vaccine is available.
Pandemic fluis virulent human flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness. Because there is little natural immunity, the disease can spread easily from person to person. Currently, there is no pandemic flu.
The following links will give you some general information on hand washing, prevention, and treatment options, and other information about pandemic flu: