Flu Outbreaks

Avian, Pandemic & Seasonal Flu

How are avian, pandemic, and seasonal flu different? Avian flu is caused by avian influenza viruses, which occur naturally among wild or domesticated birds. Pandemic flu is caused by a flu virus that has mutated from an animal form of the virus and has developed the ability to spread from human-to-human. This may result in a global (pandemic) outbreak. Currently there is no pandemic flu. Seasonal flu is the contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

Other Diseases

Other emerging diseases that have appeared in Berrien County