Pandemics & Influenza Information
A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease, particularly a new formof influenza. Pandemics happen when new (novel) influenza A viruses emerge which are able to infect people easily and spread from person to person in an efficient and sustained way. The United States is NOT currently experiencing an influenza pandemic.
Resources for Health Professionals
- Influenza resource page for health professionals (CDC)
- Pandemic influenza resource page (CDC)
- Prevention strategies for seasonal influenza in healthcare settings (CDC)
- Influenza Planning and Response factsheet (CDC)
Last reviewed April 2019