What is Sacramento County Doing about Pandemic Influenza?

Sacramento County Public Health is collaborating with agencies that are monitoring the spread of avian influenza among migratory birds and domesticated poultry.  We are also monitoring the reports of human cases and deaths caused by this virus throughout the world.  No human cases or bird cases of avian influenza have yet occurred in the United States.

Locally, Sacramento County Public Health is conducting surveillance in hospital Intensive Care Units for severely ill patients who could have influenza or its complications.  We are educating our government officials, health care providers, first responders, businesses and the community about pandemic influenza and the possible effects of it, and most importantly, what we can do to protect ouselves.