A flu pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges for which people have little or no immunity, and for which there is no vaccine. The disease spreads easily person-to-person, causes serious illness, and can sweep across the country and around the world in very short time.
It is difficult to predict when the next influenza pandemic will occur or how severe it will be. Wherever and whenever a pandemic starts, everyone around the world is at risk. Texas AgriLife Extension has developed a series of fact sheets that will help families better understand terms about flu that are regularly in the media. The fact sheets also help families know how to be prepared for sheltering in place and caring for family members who have the flu.
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