West Texas Pandemic Flu Preparedness
Pandemic Influenza (Flu) is a flu that spreads very quickly all over the world. Texas
faces unique challenges in preparing for and responding to a potential pandemic flu
event, especially since we don't know when a pandemic will occur.
What is pandemic flu? How can we prepare? Where can we more get information? Who's
in charge? These are very good questions. This website is designed to provide information
and links to resources to help answer those questions and many more. We know it is
hard to get people to be involved in responding to a threat they can't see. We also
know preparation is one of the most important steps in advance of a pandemic. You and your community are very important to that preparation.
So, let's explore the website for information; history; tools such as checklists,
information sheets, and guides; and links to many more resources to help you prepare
for and respond to a pandemic.
A pandemic flu occurred in the United States in 1918, in 1957, and in 1968. Studying
pandemics may help some to understand how best to prepare for a future pandemic.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services' website detailing the 1918
pandemic offers a glimpse into history. Click here to learn about the 1918 pandemic.
As of August 3, 2009