Franklin & Marshall College has developed specific Pandemic Emergency Response Plans as part of the overall Campus Emergency Response & Crisis Management Plan (The Plan). Please note: Franklin & Marshall authorization is required in order to view The Plan.
A pandemic is a disease outbreak that spreads rapidly and affects many people worldwide. This differs from an epidemic, which may be restricted to one locale. Examples of pandemics in history in history include:
There are three different types of flu: Influenza A, B, and C, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The H5N1 (Bird Flu) virus falls into Category A. Wild birds are the natural hosts for an A virus. It spreads through contact with humans. Once in humans, it spreads by sneezing, coughing and touching contaminated objects.