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Protecting Yourself From H1N1 in the Workplace: Safety and Health Awareness for Responders to Swine Flu

NIEHS H1N1 Response Training Tool. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health, NIEHSCareers & TrainingHazMat Safety & TrainingClearinghouseEmergency Preparedness ResourcesH1N1 (Swine), Pandemic and Avian Influenza. Read More

European Risk Observatory Report: Expert forecast on Emerging Biological Risks related to Occupational Safety and Health

A 145-page report that identifies the top emerging biological risks likely to affect workers across Britain and Europe. The report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is part of a series of “Risk Observatory” studies aiming to prepare employers and governments across the EU for possible occupational health and safety threats of future. Read More

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science

An 18-page article offering suggestions on why and how to catalyze the civic infrastructure for an extreme health event. Read More

Infectious Disease

A webquest with virtual field trips and educational activities for middle and high school science students on infectious disease. Read More

Controlling HIV Pandemic

A classroom activity. Just 25 years since it was first reported, HIV/AIDS has become one of the world’s greatest public health crises. More than 39 million people are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Read More

A/H1N1 Swine Flu (Influenza) Timeline

A well organized and easy to read, easy to understand timeline of events, from new case confirmations, new infections, and school closings to technical … Read More

Tracking the Progress of H1N1 Swine Flu

This map and the data behind it were compiled by Dr. Henry Niman, a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, using technology provided by Rhiza Labs and Google. The map is compiled using data from official sources, news reports and user-contributions and updated multiple times per day. Read More

Antiviral Drugs and H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) with activity against influenza viruses, including swine influenza viruses. Antiviral drugs can be used to treat swine flu or to prevent infection with swine flu viruses. These medications must be prescribed by a health care professional. Influenza antiviral drugs only work against influenza viruses — they will not help treat or prevent symptoms caused by infection from other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to the flu. Read More

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. Read More

Pandemic Flu

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is directing nearly $1.1 billion in existing preparedness funds to manufacture two important parts of a vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile, to produce small amounts of potential vaccine for research, and to perform clinical research over the summer. Read More

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