Friday, April 24, 2009

Vital Information: Please read

I’ve been planning to do this post for several weeks now, but today’s deadly outbreak of the swine flu in Mexico has finally motivated me to get around to it. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Click here.)
A world-wide epidemic (known as a pandemic) is coming. It may not be this strain of the swine flu (but it very well could be.) Most health officials agree: it’s not a question of “if” a pandemic occurs, it’s “when.” Because history repeats itself, we can be certain it is definitely coming.
No one knows when it will occur or how severe it will be. It will be like a hurricane in category. It may be mild (category I) to severe (category V). We just don't know. The specific disease that will cause it is also unknown.
So, will you all please do me a favor? Click here and view a video from the BYU-Idaho Safety Office's website. Although the film focuses on the Avian Influenza (or bird flu), the information is relevant for an outbreak of any kind. It is very informative and may very well save your life some day!
Stay healthy everyone!


Cornish Pal said...

THANK YOU, Tamber. Since joining the world of public health two years ago, I have learned lot about Pan Flu and I haven't found very many people who take it seriously.

The best thing about Pandemic Preparedness is that you are also prepared for many of the other disasters that might happen in our community.

kates said...

Jared got the video to work for me--he had to change the settings on the computer. But it was worth it--super good video. Thanks for posting it!

Cameron and BreAnn said...

Thanks for the information! It is a great video...hope we're all prepared!