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A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza A virus emerges for which there is little or no immunity in the human population, begins to cause serious illness and then spreads easily person-to-person worldwide.
Stony Brook University has a Pandemic Flu Planning Team to monitor influenza outbreaks and to develop policies, procedures and other information to raise awareness and ensure an appropriate response to a pandemic influenza. The team works closely with the State University of New York (SUNY) and follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, New York State Department of Health and Suffolk County Health Department.
Use the links below to learn more about influenza and what you can do to protect yourself and prevent the spread.
- General Flu Information
- SBU Pandemic Team
- H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
- H5N1 Avian Influenza A (Bird Flu)
- Pandemic Planning
- Additional Resources