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Flu Pandemic

Recently Declassified Documents Show What A U.S. Flu Pandemic Would Look Like

Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 09/17/2013 02:33 PM EDT on LiveScience A recently declassified U.S. government plan for how to react in th...

We Are Not Safe From Bird Flu as Long as Factory Farms Exist

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

In spite of our current low risk, it is just a matter of time before H5N1, H7N3 or another influenza strain evolves into a dangerous form that results in a pandemic. And the events in Mexico and Cambodia beg the question: Are we ever going to be safe from bird flu?

Flu Pandemic Could Trigger A 'Major Global Recession'

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

By Sharon Begley Jan 21 (Reuters) - A high body count is not the only meaningful number attached to a pandemic. The pot...

Lynne Peeples

Flu Pandemics May Be Linked To Weather Patterns, Researchers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

A shifting global climate pattern could portend a flu pandemic, and possibly an opportunity to stop the virus early, a study suggests. The link, a...

The Erosion of U.S. Emergency Preparedness

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Since September 11 and anthrax, we've released the "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism" in partnership with...

Contagions: Reality More Chilling Than Film Fiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

You don't need to look far to find real examples of pandemics and their huge tolls. But some of the deadliest diseases wouldn't be considered the least bit exotic by Hollywood screenwriters or even average Angelenos.

What Will The Next Flu Pandemic Look Like?

| Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for original article.) MALTA—Contagion, a film released earlier this month, depicts a gruesome outbreak of an ex...

Drug Companies Set To Donate Vaccines To Poor Countries

Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

Drug companies are set to donate vaccines and antivirals to poor countries, and share patented technology under a deal to strengthen defenses agai...

WHO: Pharma Interests Didn't Influence Flu Verdict

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that her decisions about swine flu were not influenced by advisers' links to pha...

Internet Could Get Clogged During Flu Pandemic, Officials Warn

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(REUTERS) But the Homeland Security Department accused the GAO of having unrealistic expectations of how the Internet could be managed if millions beg...

Flu Season: Factory Farming Could Cause A Catastrophic Pandemic

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

So far, only thousands of people have died from swine flu. Unless we radically change the way chickens and pigs are raised for food, though, it may only be a matter of time before a catastrophic pandemic arises.

Are We Ready for a Flu Pandemic?

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Edolphus Towns

With the height of the flu season quickly approaching and our children heading back into the classroom, I recently led a full Committee hearing to examine the Obama Administration's Flu Vaccine program.

Don't Underestimate the Impact of H1N1

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hilary Kramer

What impact will H1N1 have on the nation's economy? There are some industries that have benefited and will continue to benefit from H1N1.

Argentina Swine Flu Epidemic Closes Schools, Theaters

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's vacation time in the Northern Hemisphere as families pile into cars for a day at the beach. But in South America, it's winter, and this year that...

Swine Flu Hajj Threat Voiced By Health Experts

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic diseases should stay away from the annual hajj pilgrimage in...

Swine Flu Tamiflu Resistance Found In Denmark

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists have established the first case of the new H1N1 influenza strain showing resistance to Tamiflu, the main antiviral flu drug, Danish officia...

How Should We Think About A Pandemic?

Richard P. Wenzel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard P. Wenzel

A new Pandemic Threat Scale will require unprecedented international cooperation that does not exist today. But surely it is needed, and H1N1 has shown our lack of clarity in 2009.

Infant Son Of First European Swine Flu Death Dies

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The family of the first person in Europe to die after being diagnosed with swine flu has suffered a double tragedy with the death of her baby....

WHO Take Note: Acute Pandemic Fears Should Not Overshadow Broader Concerns

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

WHO decision-makers would do well to balance the H1N1 pandemic with their broader responsibility to set the right agenda for establishing better health care systems in developing countries.

Many Mexican Swine Flu Cases Had No Fever: NYT

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Many people suffering from swine influenza, even those who are severely ill, do not have fever, an odd feature of the new virus that could increase th...

Flu Costs Spanish Woman $172 Million Lottery Jackpot

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 25-year-old Spanish woman who won a record 126 million euros (172 million dollars) in the Euro Millions lottery only learned of her good luck days ...

Swine flu tally, Dr. Anne Schuchat, "tip of the iceberg"

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The number of cases of swine flu may have been several times higher than reported and the potential for rapid spread of the illness...

True Pandemic Preparedness: Health Care Reform Now

Rep. Patrick Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Patrick Kennedy

The un- and under-insured in our country are highly susceptible to any pandemic outbreak. The realities of biology will not let us separate into "us" versus "them" categories.

Japan Confirms First Swine Flu Cases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan confirmed its first three swine flu cases Saturday. The two teenage boys and a teacher arrived at Tokyo's Narita International Ai...

Swine Flu Playing A Role In Mexican Politics

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The slumping economy and the bloody drug war had been Mexican voters' top worries ahead of midterm elections in July. Then the mysterious A(H1N1) viru...