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Article ID: 552127

Students Assist Health Department in Surveillance of H1N1 Flu Outbreak

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Students from The University of Texas School of Public Health are gaining firsthand surveillance experience in response to the recent H1N1 flu outbreak. The Student Epidemic Intelligence Society (SEIS) was organized in 2002 shortly after Kristy Murray, DVM, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at the UT School of Public Health joined the faculty at the UT School of Public Health. As a former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she was invited to assist the city health department with the increasing number of West Nile virus cases being diagnosed in Houston.

Released:
7-May-2009 10:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 552099

Public Health Emergencies Offer Teachable Moments

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Responses during times of medical emergencies and stress offer opportunities for adults and children to teach and learn. Educational resources available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, or CSTS, of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, or USU, at www.cstsonline.org/pandemicflu.shtml, may be helpful in understanding and explaining the risks and prevention of exposure to the H1N1 and other viruses.

Released:
6-May-2009 2:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 552045

American University Experts Available to Comment on Swine Flu

American University

Swine flu, or H1N1, is spreading around the globe and has reached pandemic levels. As more cases are reported and more details are revealed, American University experts can provide analysis on similar outbreaks in the past, such as the Spanish flu of 1918, or how the outbreak could affect international trade.

Released:
5-May-2009 11:50 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 552035

Panic Or Prudence? Law Professor Assesses Reactions to the Public-Health Responses to Influenza a (H1n1)

Indiana University

David P. Fidler of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law says the developing debate about the responses to Influenza A (H1N1) is important but that people should be wary of simplistic hype about the "panic" public health responses to the outbreak have ostensibly caused.

Released:
5-May-2009 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 552016

Grain Prices Rebound from Flu-Linked Declines, Economist Says

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A wet spring in the Corn Belt and scaled-back harvest estimates in South America have helped revive grain prices that slid in the wake of a widespread influenza outbreak in the U.S. and Mexico, a University of Illinois economist says.

Released:
4-May-2009 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 551957

Iowa Electronic Health Market Opens Swine Flu Prediction Markets

University of Iowa

The Iowa Electronic health Market--a spin-off of the University of Iowa's Iowa Electronic Market--has opened several new markets to track and forecast trends in the current H1N1 swine flu outbreak.

Released:
4-May-2009 2:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 551935

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics Provides Tips to Asthma Patients for Dealing with Swine Flu

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the leading patient advocacy group for allergy and asthma, provided guidelines for people with asthma to prevent H1N1, often referred to as swine flu, and prepare themselves in the event they contract this virus that is threatening to become a global pandemic.

Released:
4-May-2009 10:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 551886

When It Comes to Battling Swine Flu, Clean Hands Save Lives

American Cleaning Institute

With heightened concerns over the swine flu outbreak, The Soap and Detergent Association is reminding families that disease prevention is in their hands "“ literally. SDA offers three quick tips for parents to help keep their kids healthy in school.

Released:
1-May-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 551854

University of Saskatchewan Offers Expertise on Swine Flu Outbreaks

University of Saskatchewan

Experts in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan are available to comment on the swine flu outbreak.

Released:
30-Apr-2009 12:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 551849

1918 Spanish Flu Virus Resulted in Current Lineage of H1N1 Swine Influenza Viruses

Kansas State University

In 1918 a human influenza virus known as the Spanish flu spread through the central United States while a swine respiratory disease occurred concurrently. A Kansas State University researcher has found that the virus causing the pandemic was able to infect and replicate in pigs, but did not kill them, unlike in other mammalian hosts like monkeys, mice and ferrets where the infection has been lethal.

Released:
30-Apr-2009 11:40 AM EDT

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