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A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. It is determined by how the disease spreads, not how many deaths it causes.

For example when a new influenza A virus emerges, a flu pandemic can occur. Because the virus is new, the human population has little to no immunity against it. The virus spreads quickly from person-to-person worldwide.

                                                             H1N1 Cases Confirmed, June 3, 2009

UWSP monitors pandemic conditions and has Pandemic response plans developed. 

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