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H1N1: Issues and Actions

H1N1 influenza challenges the limited resources of our public health infrastructure. Post, read, or comment on developments in H1N1 influenza preparedness and the efforts of public health practitioners to respond to the challenge.

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Web Forum: H1N1 Influenza: Lessons from the Pandemic
Overcoming Vulnerabilities of a Fragile Public Health System
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - Noon – 1:30 PM Pacific

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H1N1 Influenza Basics
CDC H1N1 Flu and You
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm
Flu.gov
http://www.flu.gov/

Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009 - H1N1 Influenza
http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/PCAST_H1N1_Report.pdf

The Lancet H1N1 Flu Resource Centre
http://www.thelancet.com/H1N1-flu

H1N1 Flu: Situation Update, March 5, 2010
http://www.enewspf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14382:h1n1-flu-situation-update-march-5-2010&catid=88888984:h1n1-virus-swine-flu&Itemid=88890169

American Journal of Public Health: Influenza Supplement - October 2009
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/content/vol99/issueS2/

Stories from the Field-National Association of County & City Health Officials
http://www.naccho.org/topics/H1N1/stories_search.cfm

Trust for America’s Health Pandemic Flu Initiative
http://healthyamericans.org/pandemic-flu/

Article: H1N1 vaccine, once coveted, now ignored as public’s fear fades
http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/02/22/prl10222.htm

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H1N1 Issues and Actions Web Forum Series:
H1N1 Vaccination: Reaching the Hard to Reach
November 30, 2009

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Discussion Forum

FDA approves new H1N1 influenza test

Started by Marisel Brown Jun 23, 2010. 0 Replies

By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage TodayPublished: June 22, 2010 WASHINGTON -- The FDA approved a new test for diagnosing the 2009 H1N1 flu virus developed by the CDC, replacing a test panel…Continue

Tags: high_risk, test, FDA, influenza_A, immunization

One year later, European public health experts question WHO Level 6 H1N1 declaration

Started by Leona Ow Woodbridge Jun 6, 2010. 0 Replies

The issue is how much influence did pharmaceutical companies have in the WHO decision to ratchet up H1N1 to Level 6. A feature article in the British Medical Journal mirrors the tone of the…Continue

Tags: conflict_of_interest, influenza_mortality, pharmaceutical_companies, public_health, WHO

ARTICLE: H1N1 influenza basics plus timeline 5-1-09 to 4-30-10

Started by Marisel Brown May 19, 2010. 0 Replies

Medicine Net.com has a very good one-stop read on the H1N1 pandemic.    Here is a list of topics presented in the article. The article link follows the list of topics.What is the…Continue

Tags: timeline, WHO, MedicineNet.com, prevention, swine_flu

ARTICLE: Mexico's pandemic preparedness & reponse plan facilitated timely response

Started by Marisel Brown May 19, 2010. 0 Replies

Article AbstractMexico, since 2003 had developed a National Preparedness and Response Plan for an influenza pandemic focused in risk communication, health promotion, healthcare, epidemiological…Continue

Tags: Villalobos, pandemic, Sarti, Jacqueline_Arzoz-Padres, Elsa_Sarti

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Comment by Star Tiffany on April 27, 2010 at 1:27pm
H1N1 Flu (swine flu) :: San Joaquin County Public Health Services http://www.sjcphs.org/h1n1/swineflu.htm
Comment by Star Tiffany on April 27, 2010 at 1:15pm
Comment by Star Tiffany on January 22, 2010 at 8:55am
Surgeon General Commentary: Leading by Example to Fight H1N1
Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Expert Commentary
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/715013
Comment by Carol Chao on December 14, 2009 at 10:15am
New Research report from UC BERKELEY — The 2009 H1N1 influenza virus used a new strategy to cross from birds into humans, a warning that it has more than one trick up its sleeve to jump the species barrier and become virulent. http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2009/12/08_h1n1_flu_vir...
Comment by Star Tiffany on November 24, 2009 at 3:52pm
Thanks Sharon - I've added the site above and we have it on our web page! :) http://www.dialogue4health.org/webforums/11_09A.html
Comment by Sharon Rudy on October 22, 2009 at 1:14pm
Hi.
Good site: www.flu.gov.
I've been attending the bi-monthly International SOS webinars on the pandemic. I think PHI HR also knows about this great source. 700 people signed up for the last webinar and many companies have already put in plan a contingency plan.

SOS has a great tool kit that helps you figure out how a company should respond and when.
- Sharon
Comment by Dialogue4Health on October 8, 2009 at 11:43am
H1N1: How Ready Are We? Preparing the Health Communities for a Flu of Pandemic Proportions

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On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization declared that a global pandemic of novel influenza A (H1N1) was underway. The statement was a reflection of the spread of the new virus, not it's severity: at the time, more than 70 countries had reported cases of the new virus. Cases have now been reported in every state in the country. As flu season approaches, it is anticipated that the number of illnesses, hospitalization and deaths associated with H1N1 will increase dramatically.

Please join Dialogue4Health (D4H) for an interactive Web Forum with Dr. Art Reingold, professor and head of the Epidemiology Department at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, to discuss the myths, realities, and challenges that face the medical and public health communities in preparing for and dealing with the H1N1 pandemic.
Comment by Carmen Rita Nevarez on October 6, 2009 at 10:59am
Are you up-to-date on the CDC's social media and emergency communication strategies for H1N1 and the upcoming flu season?
http://www.socialmediaandtechnology.com/
Comment by Carmen Rita Nevarez on October 6, 2009 at 10:06am
2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
 

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