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A recent survey of American adults found that 76% worried about becoming ill if they had to stay home and take care of the sick during a severe flu pandemic.1
 
  Learn infection control measures. 
  

 

Setting up a Sick Room

Wash hands for 15 seconds with soap and water

infection prevention

Cover a cough or sneeze with tissue

prevent infection

According to a report released by the World Health Organization assessing the "severity" of a pandemic is influenced by:

  • characteristics of the virus
  • vulnerability of the population
  • capacity of the population to respond 1  
Currently, the pandemic alert phase remains at level 5. WHO will consider severity issues before moving to level 6, "widespread human infection." 2
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