Human Health

Influenza A viruses periodically cause worldwide epidemics, or pandemics with high rates of illness and death. A pandemic can occur at any time with the potential to cause serious illness, death and extensive social and economic disruption throughout the world.

Before a Pandemic

Consider adding additional items to your emergency survival kit such as:

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing between 60 and 90 per cent alcohol
  • Medicine for headache, cough, and fever (consult with your pharmacist for advice if you buy over-the-counter medicine)
  • Thermometer
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Beverages with electrolytes
Ask your health care provider about getting a seasonal flu shot.

During a Pandemic

Practice good health habits including: eating well, drinking lots of water, exercising on a regular basis and getting plenty of rest.

Wash your hands often with soap and water thoroughly for about 15 seconds:

  • Before and after eating
  • After you have been in a public place
  • After using the washroom
  • After coughing and sneezing
  • After touching surfaces that other people also touch
  • If you become symptomatic, avoid public areas and obtain medical assistance

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