Influenza A H7N9 virus is one subgroup among the large group of H7 viruses. It has only recently been reported in humans. As such a new virus, it has the potential to spark a pandemic due to the lack of immunity in the human population.
West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes carry diseases that are a threat to human health and West Nile Virus is one such disease.
Food Safety and Defense
This collection of pages covers food safety issues of interest to educators and the consumer.
Molds are fungi. Fungus is the general overall term used for mold, mildew, mushrooms, woodrot, rust, and yeasts. The fungi are a distinct group of organisms with over 1,000 different types found in the U.S.
Pandemic influenza is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new influenza A virus appears in the human population, causing serious human illness and spreading easily from person-to-person worldwide.
2009 H1N1 FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding 2009 H1N1.
Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people worldwide. This page includes important information related to pandemic flu.
Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Listed here are some excellent resources to help individuals, families, schools, businesses, child care facilities, and faith-based and community organizations plan and prepare for pandemic influenza.
Impacts of a Food Recall
The Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) peanut recall of 2009 demonstrates the impact that a single ingredient supplier can have on the food system – even a small ingredient supplier such as PCA.