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Organizations and Agencies

American Public Health Association Influenza Preparedness
The APHA makes basic information available here through a flu map, FAQs and a fact sheet along with links to news coverage and APHA blog entries related to influenza.The APHA has made the flu chapter (PDF) of its Control of Communicable Diseases book available for free.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials updated
ASTHO has written a report on policy barriers in the H1N1 pandemic and posted it along with supporting documentation on its Pandemic Influenza page. Supporting documentation includes a state survey, an environmental scan report, and a state meetings summary report.

CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu
The CDC provides tips on how to stay healthy, the numbers of lab confirmed cases and deaths by state and links to reports, guidance for professionals, fact sheets, and public service announcements among other information.

2009 H1N1 Flu Legal Preparedness
Emergency legal actions and other relevant legal information.

CDCemergency (via Twitter)
Up to the minute updates from CDC.

MMWR: Outbreak of Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection: Mexico, March - April 2009.

Podcasts
There are many podcasts here relevant to H1N1. In the series called Influenza Round Table, Dr. Joe Bresee, with the CDC Influenza Division, describes swine flu: its signs and symptoms, how it's transmitted, medicines to treat it, steps people can take to protect themselves from it, and what people should do if they become ill. Other podcasts here discuss disposable respirators, proper hand washing, and things you can do to avoid getting the disease. These are also available from the Public Health Foundation through TRAIN. Once here, you can find the webcasts by doing a course search and selecting sponsor/offerer CDC/PHF.

NIOSH: Occupational Health Issues Associated with H1N1 Influenza (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH provides interim guidance documents here for workers, including health care and transportation workers who may be at risk of exposure at their workplaces.

Novel H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota)
CIDRAP posts links to updated news releases, policy issues, and treatment guidelines.

PAHO: Influenza A(H1N1)
The Pan American Health Organization website has daily updates, faqs, risk and outbreak communication resources, laboratory and virology guides, and clinical management and infection control information.

Public Health Agency of Canada
PHC provides links to Canadian government response, news story updates as well as general information.

UC Berkeley
Links to health briefings, events, and resources of interest to the campus.

Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness, UCB School of Public Health
Links to radio interviews with Dr. Tomas Aragon, Executive Director of CIDER, articles of interest, and related classes including the Just in Case curriculum called Protecting the Healthcare Workforce in Pandemic Influenza.

Faculty Experts in H1N1 (swine) Flu at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley experts who are available for media interviews regarding various aspects of this developing health story.

Influenza Pandemic Emergency Operations Plan (PDF)
UC Berkeley’s Preparedness Task Force prepared this plan in May of 2007.

USDA
FAQs related to swine herds in the US and Canada and H1N1.

WHO: Influenza A (H1N1) (World Health Organization)
WHO lists the current level of influenza pandemic alert and provides links to situation updates, daily press briefings, rss feeds, and guidance documents.

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Publications and Databases

American Society for Microbiology Recent Articles on H1N1
ASM has made articles published in the last 6 months on H1N1 available for free from its Journal of Virology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

BioMed Central Influenza Gateway
BioMed Central has pulled together select articles published this year into this one page. These articles from peer reviewed journals are freely available since BioMed Central is an open access publisher.

GenBank Sequences from 2009 H1N1 Influenza Outbreak
Data here is from the NIAID Influenza Genome Sequencing Project as well as from GenBank. This site also provides links to that contain flu sequences, publications and general information about flu viruses.

The H1N1 Flu: California's Response (Part 1) (CDPH)
This documentary video "shows first-hand how California doctors and researchers who were on the front lines identified and responded to the pandemic, and how it was different from anything they had experienced before. Two survivors of the flu tell their story on how H1N1 nearly took their lives."

Influenza Evidence-based Information Portal (EBSCO)
"Due to Pandemic H1N1 Influenza and concerns about the 2009/2010 flu season, the EBSCO Publishing Medical and Nursing editors of DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™ (NRC), and Patient Education Reference Center™ (PERC) have made key influenza information from these resources freely available to health care providers worldwide."

National Academies Press Pandemic Influenza Special Collection
A ten-book series that examines status of preparations, implementation strategies, and other aspects of the US and global response to the threat of pandemic influenze. The collection can be read for free online.

Novel Influenza A (H1N1) "Swine Flu" (UC Education Abroad Program)
UCOP provides global current alert information and recommendations for students here.

Options for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality in an Influenza Pandemic
Talk given by Arthur Reingold, MD, Professor and Head of the Division of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Includes what is known about influenza epidemics and pandemics, secondary bacterial infections associated with influenza, and options for reducing morbidity and mortality from influenza epidemics and pandemics. (59 min).

Pandemic Flu Preparedness: Lessons Learned from the Frontlines
This issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Trust for America's Health and the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center looks at 10 early lessons from the recent H1N1 outbreak and 10 core areas that need to be strengthened in the U.S. to be ready for any future national health emergencies.

Pandemic Influenza: A Guide to Recent Institute of Medicine Studies and Workshops (Institute of Medicine)

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Resource Kit for Academic Institutions (Centers for Public Health Preparedness Network)

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: 2009-H1N1 Working Group Report
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology was convened to plan for an expected resurgence of the novel flu H1N1 this fall. This report looks at response options available and ways to mitigate the effects of the epidemic. The report offers guidance on how to make decisions on key issues and actions that may require quick responses in the event of an epidemic outbreak this fall and winter.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
PNAS has made all its H1N1 (swine flu) related articles available for free online. Type H1N1 in the search box to see a listing of articles on this topic.

PubMed Citations for the Swine Flu
Recently added citations to PubMed. Updated as citations are added.

Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease
This report looks into the efforts in 1976 to vaccinate every U.S. citizen against the swine flu after a small group of soldiers at Fort Dix contracted it. The report examines what happened and looks for lessons learned.

Tree of Life
Find here a collection of open access flu articles from the Public Library of Science.

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Guides

Enviro-Health Links - 2009 H1N1 (Swine Flu) (US National Library of Medicine)
Extensive guide to federal and international resources, guidance for professionals, veterinary resources, news feeds, maps, online books, and more. Includes information in Spanish.

PandemicFlu.gov
This site provides information on H1N1 flu, the avian flu and pandemic flu information. Content is gathered from a variety of US government agencies, including the CDC, DHHS, FEMA, OSHA, DOS and the EPA, among others.

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