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Swine Flu Resources

April 29, 2009

First, I should acknowledge that the links below are largely culled from the list my colleagues and I have been collecting here over the past couple of days, so I didn’t personally find each one, and I’m simply reposting a selection here directly for dissemination purposes. See the link above or visit the CDC site directly if you’d like the links to additional guidances for clinicians and laboratory personnel. All that said, here are some useful links to swine flu information on the web. Let me know in the comments if you need help finding more information, especially from the resources for clinicians, labs, and genetics/researchers that I’ve largely omitted below.

U.S. Federal Agencies:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) human swine influenza information and investigation;
CDCemergency updates on Twitter (account not needed to view these updates);
Interim Guidance—Pregnant Women and Swine Influenza: Considerations for Clinicians;
Interim Guidance for Clinicians on the Prevention and Treatment of Swine-Origin Influenza Virus Infection in Young Children;
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Influenza Medicines, Diagnostic Test in Response to Swine Flu Outbreak in Humans
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Frequently asked questions-swine and human cases of influenza A (H1N1)
National Library of Medicine, Environmental Health and Toxicology: Enviro-Health Links – Swine Flu
AHRQ Resources for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

International Agencies:
World Health Organization (WHO): swine influenza
Public Health Agency of Canada: swine flu information; travel notice
Mexico’s Secretary of Health (site in Spanish)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
European Union press releases on swine flu

Consumer Health:
MedlinePlus: Swine Flu (patient-oriented information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: video explanation of swine flu (video starts automatically); Swine Influenza & You (FAQ)

DynaMed, an UpToDate competitor, is offering free access to their swine flu information.

A number of librarians have put together LibGuides (more sets of links) on the topic as well. Here’s one I’ve personally looked at, from a librarian I talk to on various social networks.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2009 9:11 pm

    Thank you for the information

  2. beate permalink
    May 1, 2009 3:21 pm

    Very helpful! Thanks.

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