Pandemics / Epidemics

Infectious Diseases

In an area where millions of people live, work and visit, infectious diseases can spread rapidly. Pandemic or epidemic diseases may be common, easily treated and spread from person to person like the seasonal flu. Others may be spread from animals and insects like the Avian Flu from birds and poultry products or West Nile Virus through mosquitoes. Review these pages for more information on signs to look for and what to do before, during and after pandemic or epidemic events.