Pandemic Flu

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.

SPECIAL STATEMENT
Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus (swine flu)

All students, families, faculty, staff, and visitors should visit Stony Brook's Influenza Planning and Preparedness website for current information on what the University is doing and how to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus

Use the links below to learn more about influenza and what you can do to protect yourself and prevent the spread.

CDC Banner New York Health Government Link Link to the Center for Disease Control

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