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Pandemic Preparedness

WITC is making the following information available to you to aid in understanding and preparing for a pandemic flu outbreak. The World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Health and Human Services all warn that the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus presents a very real possibility of triggering a world-wide spread of flu that may well threaten millions of lives. All these organizations suggest thorough preparation and planning is essential. WITC has a Pandemic Preparedness Plan in place for the institution, a copy of which can be downloaded here. The information below is for you and your family.

The information on WITC's Web site was obtained from the following sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The World Health Organization
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Modes of Transmission

The flu can be transmitted by several means

Signs and Symptoms

The flu usually starts suddenly and may include the following symptoms

Infection Protection Protocol

The following practices will aid in prevention of catching the flu:

Family Protection and Home Preparation


*This information was obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services. Their web site is http://www.pandemicflu.gov

Other sources of information:

http://www.abcnews.go.com/health
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/communicable
http://www.cdc.gov/flu
http://pandemicflu.gov
http://www.flu.gov/planning-preparedness/index.html#

Tissues help prevent the spread of airbourne viruses.
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Exposure Control Plan

WITC Pandemic Preparedness

 

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