Posts tagged with " swine flu"

How to prepare for swine flu

Thursday, 30/04/2009 ≅16:09 ©brainycat

These are the most cogent, accurate and thoughtful websites I've found that deal with the H1N1 "swine flu" outbreak. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your household is to prepare yourself with knowledge. Epidemics don't work in the real world like they do in fiction (see The Stand, for example). Just because most patients recover and the bodies aren't piling up on your street does not mean this is "just another flu".

The Flu Wiki - A wiki brought to you by leaders in virology, epidemiology and health care
Wiki: http://www.fluwikie.com/
Forum: http://www.newfluwiki2.com

Effect Measure - A blog by an epidemiologist involved with federal efforts to track and prepare for pandemics
http://scienceblogs.com/effectmeasure

CDC swine flu information site
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu

How to prepare your household for pandemic flu
http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/individual/index.html
http://www.getpandemicready.org
http://www.fluwikie.com/index.php?n=Consequences.HomeAlone

Homeopathic "Medicine" Scam Alert - Print a copy and distribute widely
http://www.youngausskeptics.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/swine-flu-scam-alert.pdf

WHO - What "level 5 pandemic" means
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/phase/en

CDC - pandemics occur in waves, don't be lulled by a reduction of new cases
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol12no01/05-0979.htm

Tips and strategies for your workplace
http://www.uschamber.com/issues/index/defense/pandemic_influenza.htm



What’s the big deal about swine flu?

Monday, 27/04/2009 ≅13:22 ©brainycat

You’ve no doubt heard about the latest swine flu outbreak. If you’re like me, you found yourself curious why this particular outbreak is worth so much attention. I poked around teh intertubes for awhile, and found out why swine flu is such a big deal. Swine flu is a generic name for a class of [...]