Pandemic influenza is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new influenza A virus appears in humans, causes serious illness and then spreads easily from person to person worldwide. Three major influenza pandemics swept the globe in the 20th century causing millions of deaths, and no one knows for sure when the next pandemic may strike. The Rappahannock Area Health District and local governments are working together to plan for the complex issues and serious impact that a new influenza pandemic could cause in our area.
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