Influenza pandemics have occurred about three times per century. The H1N1 swine influenza virus may cause our next pandemic.
Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by the Type A influenza virus that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. Human interactions can happen, but are rare.
A committee at St. Cloud Technical & Community College has developed a Pandemic Response Plan for the campus, under the guidance of MnSCU. The plan is linked below.
While it's still unclear if such an outbreak will be severe or moderate, or even if such an outbreak will occur, the planning continues. This web page will be updated with any new or additional information as needed..