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What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is a global disease outbreak.  A flu pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges for which people have little or no immunity, and for which there is no vaccine.  The disease spreads easily from person-to-person, causes serious illness, and can sweep across the country and around the world in a very short time.

How can I be prepared?

The following information if provided for City employees and their families.  Additional links are also provided from Nez Perce County FEMA and the North Central Health District.

Stay at Home Toolkit for influenza

Get Pandemic Ready

The document below is broken down in sections to reduce download times.

        Part 1 -  Introduction, the need to prepare, and understanding the pandemic.

        Part 2 - Why three months, the pandemic mindset, community based protection.

        Part 3 - Water, food and cooking.

        Part 4 - Hygience, first aid, finances, and comfort.

        Part 5 - Plan ahead, respirators, good practices, safety,  and home security.
        Special concerns: college students, chronic medical conditions, elders and pets.

        Part 6 - Infant & toddler care, treating the flu, references.

Links for more information:

        Nez Perce County Emergency Management:

        North Central District Health Department:

        Idaho State Health & Welfare:

        Idaho State Pan Flu Website:

        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: