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Pandemics and Health Care: Home

This guide will investigate the definition of pandemics vs epidemics, historic incidences of pandemics, societal and health care providers' response, and safety.

World Health Organization (WHO) Disease Outbreak News

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No Ordinary Flu

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"No Ordinary Flu" is a 12-page comic book that tells the story of a boy learning about his ancestors' experiences during the 1918 influenza pandemic. The boy learns of how churches and movie theaters were closed; businesses were unable to function; and doctors and nurses were not available to treat many of the sick. He also learns how the flu touched his family personally when his great-uncle became ill. The story also offers recommendations for respiratory and hand hygiene, storing supplies, working from home, planning for childcare, and helping one's neighbors during a pandemic.

You can read the PDF graphic novel below (made freely available at the Center of Infection Diseases and Research Policy (CIDRAP) website, in multiple languages!).

Center for Infectious Diseases and Research Policy (CIDRAP) Pandemic Influenza News

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