Concerns about avian influenza ("bird flu") and the potential of it causing an influenza pandemic are generating a lot of public interest. To date, no incidents have been identified in Minnesota. No one knows when or if avian influenza will become a health issue, but it is important to understand the difference between avian and pandemic influenza. Efforts are currently underway to ensure the City of Saint Paul is prepared for a possible influenza pandemic, including efforts to provide for people's health care needs and maximize the availability of vaccines and antiviral drugs.
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The following contains information regarding influenza and steps you can take to prepare for possible pandemic situations.