Category Archives: Pandemics/Epidemics

CDC Seasonal Flu and Pandemic Resources

As flu season approaches, please keep in mind that the CDC has a plethora of resources about the flu and pandemics. Click on the image below to see the latest weekly influenza surveillance map.

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Historical Perspective on Response to a Pandemic

The Historical Collections department at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, has posted a fascinating look back at what dealing with a pandemic was like “back in the day.” Have a look at the online exihibit of … Continue reading

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World Health Organization (WHO) Pandemic Alert System

The World Health Organization has created a six phase pandemic alert system for informing the world of the seriousness of a threat. Each alert phase triggers a series of activities to be undertaken by WHO. Click on the chart below … Continue reading

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Flu Season Approaching

According to the CDC, flu season in the United States usually runs from November through March. Here’s a link to CDC’s FluView, which is a weekly surveillence report.

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