New CDC Pandemic Influenza Web Site
CDC has developed a new web site to house pandemic preparedness and planning resources. This new site replaces flu.gov as the centralized repository of federal resources related to a pandemic. While the US is not currently experiencing a flu pandemic, content will continue to be expanded and enhanced to prepare for potential pandemics in the future.
An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of a new influenza A virus. Pandemics happen when new (novel) influenza A viruses emerge which are able to infect people easily and spread from person to person in an efficient and sustained way. The United States is NOT currently experiencing an influenza pandemic.