Health authorities in the United States and worldwide
are concerned that an H5N1 avian influenza virus strain
might initiate a global influenza pandemic. Avian
influenza is commonly known as "bird flu."
While no one can say for certain that the bird flu
will become a pandemic, many scientists believe that
it is just a matter of time before the next influenza
pandemic occurs. When and where a pandemic will occur
is not predictable. While it may not be this year,
or next, it is never too early to prepare yourself
and your family for an outbreak.
This website is designed to provide Federal Pandemic
policy and information for DOE business planning.
It is also structured to provide practical information
that you can use now in preparing you and your family
for a pandemic.
In the event that a pandemic strikes, DOE work operations
will be affected, and DOE management will use this
website as well as many other means to provide up-to-date
information regarding work schedules and other vital
employment information to employees. In the meantime,
use this site to become informed, and prepare.
This webpage provides links to information about
avian influenza, the H5N1 virus, and the risk to human
health of a potential pandemic of avian influenza.
Information is provided on pandemic planning ongoing
through the Federal Government, the World Health Organization,
by individual States, and DOE HQ and Field Site's.
Pandemic Alert Phase
What you Need to Know: The Basics
What you Need to Know: In Depth
Avian Flu Watch:
Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza
A (H5N1) Virus - Updated
This fact sheet provides general information about
avian influenza (bird flu) and information about one
type of bird flu, called avian influenza A (H5N1),
that has caused infections in birds in Asia and Europe
and in humans in Asia.
Personnel Guidelines In A Pandemic
Federal Policy, Guidance and Information Sources
For further information please contact:
Richter, Office Director,
Office of Illness and Injury