Staying informed is one of the first things you can do to prepare for pandemic. Start here to find out what this whole "pandemic" thing is all about, and how it might affect you.
- Pandemic Flu: What it Is - and What it Isn't
What is pandemic flu? How will a pandemic affect Minnesotans? Is the state prepared?
- Pandemic Flu Facts
What is pandemic flu? How is it different from ordinary (seasonal) flu? How likely is an influenza pandemic? What would happen in Minnesota if we had a pandemic flu event?
- Avian and Pandemic
Influenza (Powerpoint 3.6 MB/33 slides) (PDF: 1.0MB/33
Pandemic 101: Basic overview of influenza viruses, the current avian H5N1 threat, and the possibility of pandemic.
- Challenges and Preparation
-- Individuals and Families
Clear description of the challenges we may all face during a pandemic from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Attention: Non-MDH link
Things You Need to Know About Pandemic Influenza
WHO fact sheet giving an overview of possible effects of influenza pandemic. Attention: Non-MDH link
- General Information - PandemicFlu.gov
Overview of pandemics, and the possible pandemic threat we're facing right now. Attention: Non-MDH link
- What You Can Do
To Prepare for Pandemic
This fact sheet from MDH will help individuals, families and communities prepare for pandemic flu to help you know what to expect, protect yourself and your family, get more information, and prepare your community.
- Preparing Minnesota for an Influenza Pandemic
This tri-fold brochure defines pandemic flu; suggests steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community; and discusses what government is doing to prepare for a pandemic.
- Pandemic Influenza: Are We Prepared?
Are we ready for a pandemic? Find out what's being done now to protect public health in Minnesota, and what else needs to be done.
Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and Families
Checklist from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help you prepare. Attention: Non-MDH link