Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Pandemic Influenza “Bird Flu” Planning Checklist for Colleges and Universities

Bird flu is a topic that has been in the news. This infection is caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses.

Indiana, like other states, is planning for the possibility of a pandemic influenza flu that may sweep the nation. Some speculate that up to 30% of the workforce may not be able to work. A copy of Indiana’s Pandemic Influenza Plan, is available in PDF format.
In the event of an influenza pandemic, Indiana’s colleges and universities will have an integral role in protecting the health and safety of students, employees, and their families.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a checklist as a framework to assist colleges and universities to develop and/or improve plans to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic, College and Universities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist. To download a free PDF copy of the checklist, visit Visit for more information on this timely and important topic.


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