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No Ordinary Flu - Comic for Kids

Seattle & King County Public Health Department

January 1, 2009

Seattle & King County has developed a 12-page comic book on pandemic flu in multiple languages. Targeting readers of all ages, this story tells the tale of a family's experience with the 1918 influenza pandemic. It also explains what to expect in a severe pandemic and offers tips to help households prepare.

It is designed to communicate pandemic flu preparedness messages to limited-English-proficient, non-English-proficient, and low-literacy groups. No Ordinary Flu: 

Graphically depicts what a pandemic might look like (e.g., empty schoolyards, crowded hospitals, people spaced apart from one another)

Makes the prospect of a pandemic more concrete by showing that it has happened in the past

Demonstrates through illustration how individuals can prepare (e.g., illustrations of food and supplies in storage)

Helps audiences visualize how everyday life will change in a pandemic so that they can “mentally rehearse” what an actual pandemic might entail



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No Ordinary Flu_Arabic

No Ordinary Flu_Bosnian

No Ordinary Flu_Burmese

No Ordinary Flu_Chinese

No Ordinary Flu_Farsi

No Ordinary Flu_French

No Ordinary Flu_Hmong

No Ordinary Flu_Khmer

No Ordinary Flu_Korean

No Ordinary Flu_Laotian

No Ordinary Flu_Nepali

No Ordinary Flu_Oromo

No Ordinary Flu_Portuguese

No Ordinary Flu_Punjabi

No Ordinary Flu_Russian

No Ordinary Flu_Somali

No Ordinary Flu_Spanish

No Ordinary Flu_Tagalog

No Ordinary Flu_Tigrigna

No Ordinary Flu_Ukrainian

No Ordinary Flu_Vietnamese