Wyoming Department of Health Pandemic Influenza Preparation
Pandemic influenza (flu) is a global outbreak of influenza disease from a new influenza virus that is unlike past viruses. Pandemics are different from seasonal outbreaks of influenza. Seasonal outbreaks are caused by subtypes of influenza viruses that already circulate among people. Pandemic outbreaks are caused by new subtypes or by subtypes that have never circulated among people. Past influenza pandemics have led to high levels of illness, death, and economic loss.
Wyoming Department of Health Pandemic Influenza Plan
The purpose of this plan is to provide a guide for the Wyoming Department of Health’s response to an influenza pandemic. The plan describes the state’s basic strategies of disease surveillance, laboratory testing, vaccine and antiviral medication delivery, isolation, quarantine, other disease control activities, and emergency management activities. This plan is a working document that will continue to be updated based on new information and actual events.
Wyoming Education and Information
National Resources and Links
Visit PandemicFlu.gov for one-stop access to related U.S. government avian and pandemic flu information
Individual and Family Preparedness
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Information
Page updated: August 5, 2008