Influenza (also called "the flu") planning, when completed, will focus on continuity of services and functions, and provide guidance for decision-making based on the severity of the situation and recommended actions to be taken by IU to ensure the well-being of faculty, staff and students
- Seasonal (or common) flu
- A respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person. Most people have some immunity, and a vaccine is available.
- Avian (or bird) flu
- Avian flu is caused by influenza viruses that occur naturally among wild birds. The H5N1 variant is deadly to domestic fowl and can be transmitted from birds to humans. There is no human immunity and no vaccine is available.
- Pandemic flu
- Pandemic flu is virulent human flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness. Currently, there is no pandemic flu.
Planning and Training Resources
- Indiana's Pandemic Influenza Plan [PDF]
- Checklists for Families, Schools, and Businesses
- Pandemic Influenza Q and A's
- PandemicFlu.gov and AvianFlu.gov (Federal Government website)
- Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association — Pandemic Influenza Resources
- American College Health Association Guidelines for Pandemic Planning [PDF]
- World Health Organization (WHO) Avian Influenza Tracking