Pandemic Influenza


Historical Pandemics

1918-1919: Influenza Epidemic of 1918/"Spanish Flu"
U.S. Deaths: 675,000 +
Worldwide Deaths: 20 million to 50 million
1957-1958: Asian Flu
U.S. Deaths: 70,000 +
Worldwide Deaths: 1 million to 2 million
1968-1969: "Hong Kong" Flu Pandemic
U.S. Deaths: 34,000 +
Worldwide Deaths: 700,000 +
1976: Swine Flu Scare
Deaths: one
2009: H1N1
Deaths: ???

Influenza Info: U.S. Govt

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You
Questions and Answers
United States Department of Health & Human Services / Flu.gov
History of Flu Pandemics
Flu.gov - General Information
Basic information about the various strains of flu, including bird flu and swine flu.
Is it a cold or the flu?
PDF from the Health " Human Services Department

Pandemic Response Planning

National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Plan (2006) (PDF)
Published by the Homeland Security Council, 15 pages.
Review of the Issues Related to the Prevention, Detection, and Eradication of Avian Influenza (2005) (PDF)
Review of a Congressional Hearing - 41 pages.
Preparing for Pandemic Influenza: A Personal and Family Guide
Prepared by the Washington State Department of Health

Texas Information

Texas Dept. of State Health Services - Texas Flu
Links to find vaccine, current outbreak information, etc.

News Coverage

CNN - Special Flu coverage
Breaking news, video links, FAQ information.
Google News - Health
Compilation of news stories on health issues.
Yahoo News - Swine Flu
Compilation of web news reports for swine flu.

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