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Avian Flu

CDC: Avian flu
European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): Avian flu
Humanitarian Early Warning Service (HEWS): Avian influenza monitoring
Influenza Report, an online medical textbook published covering the history and science of avian and pandemic flu
Nature: Reports and research on avian and other influenzas
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE): Detailed information about avian flu
Bird Flu: Communicating the Risk, by Peter M. Sandman and Jody Lanard, Perspectives in Public Health, Volume 10, No.2, PAHO/WHO 2005
WHO: H5N1 virus (Avian flu)
Breaking news about Avian flu
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA): Avian flu news & information
The Washington Post’s Alan Sipress’ historic account of the avian flu story: The Fatal Strain: On the Trail of Avian Flu and the Coming Pandemic

H1N1 General Information & Guidance

CDC: H1N1 (swine flu), general info
CDC: H1N1 facts and figures
CDC: Information for travelers from the CDC
CDC: H1N1 information for specific groups, eg. Travelers, people with certain health concerns, parents, businesses Information for Individuals and families Flu terms defined
Get Pandemic Ready: Guidelines for individuals during a pandemic
U.S. State Department: H1N1 travel advice
CIDRAP: Personal pandemic preparedness resources

Historic Perspectives

“America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918,” by Alfred W. Crosby, Cambridge University Press, 2003
“1918 Influenza: The Mother of All Pandemics,” by Jeffery Taubenberger and David Morens, January 2006.
“Flu,” by Gina Kolata, Simon & Schuster, Touchstone Edition, 2001
Contagion (Harvard University Library Open Collections Program): Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics—online collection providing general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide
Department of Health of Human Services (HHS): The Great Pandemic, historical web site remembering the influenza pandemic of 1918
“The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History,” by John Barry, Penguin Books, 2004
Richard E. Neustadt, Harvey V. Fineberg: The Swine Flu Affair, offering lessons from the 1976 swine flu scare

Legal Issues

The Centers of Law and the Public's Health: 2009 H1N1 (Swine Flu) Legal Preparedness and Response

Preparedness & Response

CDC resources for child care and early childhood programs
CMS-DCD checklist for long term care facilities
CDC: guidelines for controlling influenza transmission in long term care facilities
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS): Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources—A Community Planning Guide
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS): Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events—Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS): Tools and Resources for Influenza Preparedness
Congressional Budget Office (CBO): “A Potential Influenza Pandemic: An Update on Possible Macroeconomic Effects and Policy Issues,” revised July 27, 2006
CDC: Preparedness Resources for Hospitals
CDC: H1N1 Flu Clinical and Public Health Guidance
CDC: H1N1 (swine flu), travel
CDC: H1N1 public health guidance
CDC: Information on masks and respirators
CDC: H1N1 virus (Swine Flu) - Resources for Child Care Programs, Schools, Colleges, and Universities
CDC: “Public Health Preparedness: Mobilizing State by State,” Report on the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement, February 20, 2008
Initiative supporting global Avian and pandemic flu behavior change and communications
U.S. Dept of Education: H1N1 Flu Information
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Response to H1N1 (Swine) Flu Information on state preparedness plans Information for each U.S. state National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza from Homeland Security Council, presented in November, 2005 Hospital guidelines A comprehensive preparedness toolkit for community leaders Information on state preparedness plans National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza from Homeland Security Council, presented in November, 2005
Government Accountability Office (GAO): “Influenza Pandemic: Efforts Under Way to Address Constraints on Using Antivirals and Vaccines to Forestall a Pandemic,” January 2008
“Global macroeconomic consequences of pandemic influenza,” by Warwick McKibbin
Emergency Preparedness Plan, Seattle / King County
Michael Osterholm, "Preparing for the Next Pandemic", Foreign Affairs 2005
NACCHO: Influenza preparedness resources
OSHA: Safety and Health Topics: Pandemic Influenza
Trust for America’s Health: Pandemic Flu, Lessons From the Frontlines
USAID: Avian and Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness and Response
Human pandemic guidance by the USDA and other federal agencies
ASTHO: H1N1 resources
FDA: Medical Devices and Flu Emergencies
National Sheriff’s Association page linking to downloadable preparation and reference guides

Scientific Research

"Swine Flu Outbreak: New Details on Virus's Promiscuous Past", by Jon Cohen, Science ,29 May 2009
“Avian Influenza, or `Bird Flu’: What You Need to Know,” by Aubrey Noelle Stimola, American Council on Science and Health, March 2006
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL): Reports on influenza research
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL): Status report on lab testing for H1N1
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA): Influenza and emerging disease program
NIAID: Research and scientific information on H1N1 (swine), Avian (bird), seasonal influenza and and flu vaccines
PubMed: H1N1 (swine flu) Citations added in the past 6 months
"Influenza Virus Transmission Is Dependent on Relative Humidity and Temperature," by Anice C Lowen, Samira Mubareka, John Steel, and Peter Palese, PLoS Pathog. 2007 October; 3(10): e151.)
Public Library of Science (PLoS): Currents: Influenza

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