"It's Not Flu as Usual" Brochures
Each winter, the flu kills approximately 36,000-40,000 Americans, hospitalizes more than 200,000, and costs the U. S. economy over $10 billion in lost productivity and direct medical expenses. Bad as that is, health experts are now warning about a far more lethal kind of flu – a pandemic flu that could kill over half a million in the U.S., hospitalize more than 2 million, and cost our economy a staggering $70-$160 billion.
A pandemic flu will spread rapidly and easily from person to person, affecting all age groups. It will cause illness in a high proportion of those infected. Health officials are concerned that the avian "bird flu" emanating from Asia could mutate to a new strain of flu that humans have no natural immunity against -- the World Health Organization has said that a bird flu pandemic could infect 25-30 percent of the world's population.
TFAH has developed several audience specific brochures that will help guide you and your organization through the pandemic planning process.
Limited numbers of brochures are available on request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Health Care Brochure: It's Not Flu As Usual: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Pandemic Flu
Business Brochure: It's Not Flu As Usual - What Businesses Need to Know About Pandemic Flu Planning
Individuals and Families Brochure: It's Not Flu As Usual: What Individuals and Families Need to Know About Pandemic Flu