What is the pandemic flu?
Most public health officials believe there are signs that a new virus will appear in humans world-wide. No one will have had this disease before and thus your body will not be able to attack it right away. This is called a pandemic flu and could result in many deaths. When will this pandemic flu occur? No one really knows. Is it too early to prepare? If you ask this question to victims of Hurricane Katrina, they are likely to say that it is never too early to be ready for the “big one.”
Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is addressing this issue. This website will be updated periodically.
For more information, please contact your local Extension office.
A Public H1N1 Hotline is open as of today (Monday, 10/5/09). This will be available to the public and providers to answer general H1N1 related questions. Public information on the H1N1 virus is also readily available by visiting the redesigned Health Alerts Web site at http://healthalerts.ky.gov.
H1N1 Public Hotline Number: 877-843-7727
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm EDT