About this blog: The "Get Ready For Flu" blog is published by the American Public Health Association as a resource for the public on pandemic influenza. The blog was created in conjunction with APHA's new "Get Ready" campaign that will help Americans prepare for a pandemic of flu or other emerging infectious diseases.
About APHA: The American Public Health Association is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world, dedicated to protecting all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and assuring community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. Since 1872, APHA has led national movements for all Americans to be able to protect themselves, their families, and their communities from preventable, serious health threats. APHA accomplishes this by serving as the only association for public health professionals from every sector of society and health-related discipline.
About the authors of this blog: APHA staff, who include policy analysts, public health workers, global health advocates, journalists and grassroots advocacy staff, are the authors of the entries posted on the blog. Collectively, we are the "APHA Flu Team." The blog is being written in consultation with experts who include APHA members and using the best science available.
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