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When hearing about the pandemic, remember to verify what you hear, see, and read because sometimes the media exaggerates things. For instance, look at the newspaper heading below that exaggerates the impact of avian flu:

 


(Slide from Lisa Stone M.D., M.P.H.)

It is important to follow the guidelines and advice of the Public Health officials when it comes to preparing for and preventing the spread of influenza, because every individual has an impact on the toll that the pandemic will take, and it is important to keep as many people as healthy as possible to keep the water clean, food on the shelves, the healthcare system functional, gas at gas stations, schools running, etc.

Informative Video about influenza, influenza prevention, and the influenza pandemic can be found on the web site below:
http://www.mass.gov/dph/cdc/epii/flu/flu_caring_at_home.htm