Guide helps communities learn about pandemic flu


The handbook underscores the importance of personal pandemic preparedness by every citizen in Pinal County, Arizona. It urges specific activities to provide citizens with the impetus to start planning for their own safety. An introduction to the handbook features a letter from local government leaders, which familiarizes citizens with the book's content and expectations. The material is accurate, concise, and well-organized. It educates citizens about the basics of pandemic preparedness, while breakout boxes list key points for the hurried reader. The handbook also incorporates CDC materials aimed at business and personal preparedness. This brief booklet is a reasonable format for local public health agencies to consider as they begin pandemic influenza education in their communities.

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