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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Preparedness comic book in multiple languages

Screenshot of preparedness comic book, "No Ordinary Flu"

Public Health – 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.This publication was created in anticipation of a severe pandemic similar to the one in 1918.


Due to limited quantities, we can only grant requests for this publication to street addresses in King County, Washington state. Please use our online order form.

  • For requests outside of King County and within Washington state, please order through the Washington State Dept. of Health -- available in English and Spanish only. For other languages, please order through NACCHO as described below or print off the PDF versions.

  • For requests from other U.S. states, please order through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) who will handle nationwide requests through their website (limited quantities available. Scroll down their page until you see links for "No Ordinary Flu".)
"No Ordinary Flu" comic book in Adobe PDF format
  • English (4.1 Mb)

  • Amharic (2.4 Mb)

  • Arabic (3.3 Mb)
    Note: Arabic language is read from right to left and formatting of text and images are organized in reverse placement from the English version. If you are distributing the printed version of this language, please assure that you staple them in the top right or otherwise bound on the right side of the cover.

  • Bosnian (5 Mb)

  • Burmese (4.2 Mb)

  • Khmer (1.7 Mb)

  • Chinese (2 Mb)

  • French (5.7 Mb)

  • Farsi (5.5 Mb)
    Note: Farsi language is read from right to left and formatting of text and images are organized in reverse placement from the English version. If you are distributing the printed version of this language, please assure that you staple them in the top right or otherwise bound on the right side of the cover.

  • Hmong (3 Mb)

  • Korean (2.2 Mb)

  • Laotian (2.2 Mb)

  • Nepali (4.9 Mb)

  • Oromo (2.2 Mb)

  • Portuguese (5.5 Mb)

  • Punjabi (5.7 Mb)

  • Russian (1.7 Mb)

  • Somali (1.8 Mb)

  • Spanish (1.8 Mb)

  • Tagalog (3.2 Mb)

  • Tigrigna (5.5 Mb)

  • Ukrainian (1.7 Mb)

  • Vietnamese (1.8 Mb)