Outbreak
In epidemiology, the occurrence of infection with a particular disease in a small, localized group, such as the population of a village. The term is sometimes used more broadly to refer to an epidemic or pandemic.

Epidemic
A disease epidemic occurs when there are more cases of a particular disease then normal.

Pandemic
A pandemic is a worldwide epidemic of a disease. An influenza pandemic may occur when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity.

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Seasonal Influenza

2010-2011 Influenza Season:

In February 2010, the WHO and FDA recommended the three seasonal influenza viruses to be included in the 2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine. It was also released in February that the 2009 H1N1 virus would be included in the 2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine. For more information, please follow the below links:

CDC Questions and Answers: Vaccine Selection for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season

Protection against 2009 H1N1 to be included in 2010-2011 Seasonal Flu Vaccine - Flu.gov


   Community
   Information for the members of the community


    Education on influenza
        Educational Tools

    How can I decrease the spread of influenza?
        Personal hygiene
        Clean and disinfect
        Social Distancing (decreasing face-to-face contacts)

    Where can I get accurate information?
        CDC influenza website
        Department of Health Services (Wisconsin) influenza website


 
   Business
   Information for the businesses of the community

    Education on influenza
        Educational Tools

    How can my business decrease the spread of influenza?
        Personal hygiene
        Sanitizing Recommendations
        Social Distancing (decreasing face-to-face contacts)
        Employee sick policies

    Where can I get accurate information?
        CDC influenza website
        Department of Health Services (Wisconsin) influenza website

   School/Daycare
   Information for the schools and daycares of the community

    Where can I get accurate information?
        Preparing: From Preschool to University
        Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers
        School Planning

    Why Do Schools Need to Close?
        More Information

 
   Links
   Information for the members and businesses of the community
 

How a virus becomes a pandemic:

  • Must be a “New” Virus Transmitted to Humans
  • Must be Able to Cause Illness in Humans
  • Must be Able to Pass easily from Human to Human

 

Know the signs and symptoms of Influenza

(includes Seasonal and H1N1)

Symptoms of influenza come on very sudden and include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Non-productive cough
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
In H1N1 influenza, vomiting and diarrhea may also occur.

 

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