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PANDEMIC FLU/H1N1 FLU

  • AI Digest
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence http://twitter.com (then sign up; once logged in, open another tab to http://search.twitter.com and search for “AI Digest” and click follow.
    All information here is from open source content and is not an evaluated intelligence product. There is also an RSS feed at http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/32957440.rss and a Web site at http://aidailydigest.blogspot.com
  • CDC Resources for Pandemic Flu
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/Pandemic/
    This site contains links to software for tracking flu outbreaks, work loss, plus preparedness tools for professionals and links to more specific flu topics.
  • Enviro-Health Links (2009 H1N1 Swine Flu)
    National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services
    http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/swineflu.html
    This provides a comprehensive resource for health professionals on Federal Response, International Resources, Genetic Sequence Information, PubMed Searches, Veterinary Resources, and information in Spanish.
  • Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)
    World Health Organization
    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/pandemic/en/
    This page provides information on influenza pandemics.
  • Get Ready
    American Public Health Administration
    http://www.getreadyforflu.org/newsite.htm
    Read basic information about influenza and flu pandemics, including a free chapter from the APHA’s Control of Communicable Diseases Manual on identification and transmission of influenza. This page contains other valuable links to resources about school closing, quarantine, etc.
  • H1N1 Flu
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
    Find links to the latest information, plus facts intended for health professionals, consumers, and other groups.
  • H1N1 Influenza Information
    State of New Jersey, Department of Health & Senior Services
    http://nj.gov/health/er/h1n1/
    Information on this site is divided by interest groups: schools, public, health professionals. Some information is presented in Spanish. Included is information about surveillance and testing, hygiene, and care for those with the flu.
  • HealthyNJ
    UMDNJ – University Libraries
    http://www.healthynj.org
    Find a link to new information for health consumers on the main page of this site.
  • HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan
    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    http://www.hhs.gov/pandemicflu/plan/
    This plan serves as a blueprint for national, state, and local planning & response to an influenza pandemic. The entire plan may be downloaded as a PDF document, or by specific section.
  • HHS Widgets
    http://www.hhs.gov/web/library/index.html#HHSWidgets
    Get widgets for English and Spanish language Swine flu information from both Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Influezna A (H1N1) also known as Swine Flu
    University of Iowa Libraries
    http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/content.php?pid=43862&sid=324372
    Links to a broad range of news and resources, including information in Spanish.
  • Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Influenza
    Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=805&Itemid=569 A series of links to online documents in both English and Spanish covering topics such as surveillance, laboratory & virology guidelines, clinical management & infection control, plus updates and frequently asked questions.
  • Information on the H1N1 (SO) Flu
    New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml
    A good source of current information, available in English and Spanish, it also offers some information in up to fourteen (14) different languages.
  • Latest Information on Swine Flu
    HealthMap
    http://healthmap.org/swineflu
    This site presents information about disease outbreaks in a visual format. Supporting information is available in English, French, and Spanish, among other languages.
  • National Strategy for Pandemic Flu
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/programs/editorial_0760.shtm
    Provides users with a link to the critical infrastructure guide, available in PDF format.
  • New Jersey Statewide Pandemic Influenza Plan
    State of New Jersey, Department of Health & Senior Services
    http://www.nj.gov/health/flu/statewide_panflu_plan.shtml
    This detailed plan is divided into sections that are available as separate PDF documents. It also provides links to information about Seasonal Flu, Avian Flu, and Pandemic Flu.
  • Pandemicflu.gov
    http://www.pandemicflu.gov/
    One-stop access to information about avian, swine, and pandemic flu from the U.S. government, it includes information for specific groups (families, counties) as well as availability of RSS feeds and e-mail alerts for quick delivery of the latest news.
  • Pandemic Flu
    American College Health Association
    http://www.acha.org/info_resources/pandemic_flu.cfm
    Link to a PDF document on “Guidelines for Pandemic Planning.”
  • Pandemic Flu
    American Red Cross
    http://www.redcross.org/news/ds/panflu/
    This page provides helpful definitions and concise information about the topic. It provides sections on overview, plan, action, resources, etc. The Resources section provides PDF documents on a variety of topics in both English and Spanish.
  • Pandemic Flu: A Planning Guide for Educators
    U.S. Department of Education
    http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/pandemic/planning-guide/index.html
    This identifies issues for educators to consider in the event of pandemic flu, seasonal flu, and what can be done to limit the spread of the disease.
  • Pandemic Flu: What to do! What to do!
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIEHS Kids Pages
    http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/pandemic.htm
    Information about pandemic flu, written for children, this page contains factual information, checklists, links to sample emergency contact sheets, and a resources section of other family-friendly information.
  • Pandemic Influenza: A Guide to Recent Institute of Medicine Studies and Workshops
    Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM)
    http://www.iom.edu/CMS/66154.aspx The IOM has gathered public policy experts together to consider pandemic influenza and other infectious diseases outbreaks. Their related documents are gathered here for ease of use.
  • Pandemic Influenza: Best Practices and Model Protocols
    U.S. Fire Administration
    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/PI_Best_Practices_Model.pdf
    This is a 37 page PDF document which is the synopsis of a three-day forum for emergency medical services (EMS), fire, emergency management, and public works participants, suggesting best practice and protocols.
  • Pandemic Influenza Preparedness & Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers
    Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
    http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_pandemic_health.pdf
    A document of guidelines for the healthcare industry, available in PDF format.
  • Social Media Tools for Consumers and Partners
    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    http://www.cdc.gov/socialmedia/
    Get widgets, find Twitter sites, buttons, video broadcasts, e-cards, and other social networking places of information about health topics, such as the flu.The Swine flu information appears at the top of the page.
  • Swine Flu
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/may09swineflu.htm
    This site presents a concise overview of known information and provides links to useful articles/pamphlets on related topics, such as information for travelers and for childcare programs/schools.
  • Swine Flu
    DynaMed, EBSCOhost
    http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/swineflu/
    DynaMed is a point-of-care, subscription-based product. They are making their clinical information on the Swine flu available free of charge to all users. It includes screening, history, treatment, and patient information, as well as disease summaries.
  • Swine Flu
    MEDLINEplus, National Library of Medicine
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/swineflu.html
    This is a brief description of H1N1 flu designed for consumers; it contains a brief list of precautions to decrease the likelihood of catching the flu. See also Gripe Porcina at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/swineflu.html for the Spanish-language version of the same content.
  • Swine Influenza Frequently Asked Questions
    World Health Organization
    http://www.who.int/csr/swine_flu/swine_flu_faq_26april.pdf
    A FAQ by the WHO. Also available in Spanish at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/faq/es/index.html
  • World Health Organization
    http://www.who.int/en/
    This links to the home page of the World Health Organization. Users may come here to see the latest updates and to link to related information.
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