A pandemic is a global disease outbreak.
Medical professionals worldwide have been studying the infection patterns of the avian flu and are watchful for human-to-human transmission. At the first sign of flu pandemic, the State of Ohio will disseminate information to the public.
Additional information on flu pandemic and avian flu is available on the following websites:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/