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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.

  • 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".)

  • You may also download and print the comic books in PDF format for free (see below order form)

For King County residents, order your free copies by filling in the blanks below then press the Send button.
Fields marked with a red asterisk * are required.

1. First and last name*


2. Job title (if applicable)


3. Business or organization name (if applicable)


4. Shipping address in King County, WA state including zip code*


5. Email address


6. Phone number with area code


Enter number of comic books needed:
English
Amharic
Arabic
Bosnian
Burmese
Chinese (Traditional)
Hmong
Khmer
Korean
Laotian
Nepali
Oromo
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Tagalog
Ukrainian
Vietnamese

Privacy Policy: Public Health does not sell your personal information to 3rd parties nor will you be signed up for any listservs or publications without your permission. Your contact information collected through this form is used only for mailing you the "No Ordinary Flu" comic book and communication purposes in regards to this publication.

"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)