Pandemic Influenza

To provide information resources and promote community, business, and individual planning efforts to prepare for a future influenza pandemic.

Local Presentations on Pandemic Influenza

Presentation to Medical Staff at Poudre Valley Hospital, March 21, 2006

Related Internet Sites

U.S. Government Official Information

World Health Organization

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Good overviews of Pandemic Influenza

General Emergency Preparedness

Communicating pandemic influenza to the public

Books about Influenza Pandemics

  • John Barry, The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, 2004 (Read the book that George W. Bush read this summer!)
  • Alfred W. Crosby, America's Forgotten Pandemic, The Influenza of 1918. (Older, but much shorter than Barry's book above)
  • National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready? Workshop Summary (2005) Read it free online

Online streaming video

  • A presentation at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, featuring Dr. Michael Osterholm, a well-known epidemiologist, and Helen Branswell, a Canadian reporter. The webcast takes about 1.5 hours (30 minutes by each speaker, 30 min of questions). (Before watching the video, you might want to download the PPT slides; the links are towards the bottom of the page if you scroll most of the way down.)

Pandemic preparedness for employers and businesses

Economic Impacts of Pandemic Influenza

Presentation to Larimer County Commissioners

Local Governments

Faith Communities and Non-Profit Service Organizations