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- 4 stars denotes librarian-selected, high quality information. Starred sites are great places to begin your research.
- PubMed Health provides health information written at the college or university-level. MedlinePlus (U.S.) provides access to easy-to-read health information.
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See also Influenza A(H7N9) virus | Men's Health Pathfinders | Women's Health Pathfinders | Canadian consumer health information (CHI) portal | Ebola virus disease, 2014
- H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) in Canada is an entry of links and information pertaining to the spread of H1N1 virus in Canada
- See PHAC's Weekly summary of FluWatch (in French) reports for current information
- Early 2014: Influenza activity in Canada continued to increase sharply over Xmas 2013
- increases in laboratory detections of influenza, ILI consultations, hospitalizations with influenza and prescriptions for influenza antivirals
- According to Google News, H1N1 is on the rise in Canada.
- Influenza A(H7N9) virus emerges in China, April 2013 (WHO Statement on influenza A(H7N9) virus)
- In 2009, H1N1 swept Mexico but soon spread to southern California and eventually up into Canada within weeks. Due to the genetic make-up of H1N1, a few months of lead-in time were required before a vaccine could be produced and then properly distributed. Confronting H1N1 included almost every nation on earth and a vast array of scientists and public health officials at the WHO and elsewhere. The moderate severity of the virus saved most countries from a public health catastrophe.
- Since 2009, 500+ confirmed deaths have been recorded in Canada (see above chart) re: H1N1 infection
Prevention/preparedness - Handwashing
Expert overviews - open access
- BioMedCentral (BMC) Influenza Gateway
- British Medical Journal (Swine Flu)
- Canadian Medical Association (CMA) - Clinical practice guidelines : H1N1 (human swine influenza)
- DynaMed - "Swine Flu" (EBSCO)
- EBSCO Influenza Evidence-based Information Portal
- eMedicine - H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
- Global Health Library - World Health Organization (WHO)
- Lancet's H1N1 Flu Resource Centre
- National Health Service (NHS) - Swine flu clinical package
- New England Journal of Medicine - H1N1 Influenza Center
- Books about "Swine Flu" in WorldCat
- The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease (1976) - Richard E. Neustadt and Harvey V. Fineberg
- BC Centre for Disease Control - Human Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza A)
- BC Government - Facts About the H1N1 Virus
- H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu) under surveillance in BC
- HealthLink BC at 8-1-1, 24 hours a day/seven days a week
- Vancouver Coastal Health Pandemic Response Plan
- Vancouver Coastal Health Regional Infection Control Manual
- UBC Health, Safety and Environment
- UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues
General travel advisories
- Canadian Medical Association Infobase - Clinical practice guidelines on Swine Influenza
- Fight Flu 'Get the Facts on the H1N1' - Health Canada
- OPHLA - Influenza A(H1N1) (Human Swine Influenza) Updates
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - Human Swine Influenza
Canadian news outlets
- Canada.com "Swine Flu" Map
- CBC News Confirmed swine flu cases around the globe
- CTV News - What is Swine Flu?
Flu tracking via maps
- FluTracker - Tracking the progress of H1N1 swine flu
- H1N1 Swine Flu via Google maps
- HealthMap tracks all kinds of outbreaks:
- Fluradar - Flu mapping and detection system for your mobile Devices
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a web page on H1N1 Flu
- Institutes of Medicine - Pandemic Influenza: A Guide to Recent Institute of Medicine Studies and Workshops
- University of Minnesota Swine Flu page
Consumer health information
- Krames Patient Education Handouts - H1N1 Flu Virus
- MedlinePlus - H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
- Specialized Information Service - National Library of Medicine
- Tufts University - (SPIRAL) Selected Patient Information in Asian Languages
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- World Health Organization - Swine Flu
Medline & PubMed search terms
- "swine flu" or "H1N1" (text)
- *influenza A virus, H1N1 subtype/
- exp Swine Diseases/
- exp Virus Diseases/
- (swine adj2 flu)
- (swine adj2 influenza)
- Disease Outbreaks/
- (outbreak* or epidemic* or pandemic* or transmission or cross infection or infection)
- human/ not animal/
Searching medical databases
- OvidSP - Researching the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) - include search strategies
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Update: Swine influenza A (H1N1). MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009;58(16):435-7.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Swine influenza A (H1N1) infection in two children. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009;58(15):400-2.
- de Jong JC, Smith DJ, Lapedes AS, Donatelli I, Campitelli L. Antigenic and genetic evolution of swine influenza A (H3N2) viruses in Europe. J Virol. 2007;81(8):4315-22.
- Giustini D. Social media trends for health librarians: a primer on using social media for clinical disease surveillance. JCHLA / JABSC. 2012;33:92-4.
- Jefferson T et al. Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review. BMJ. 2009;336:77-80.
- Hampson AW, Mackenzie JS. The influenza viruses. Med J Aust. 2006;185:S39-43.
- Lipatov AS, Govorkova EA, Webby RJ, Ozaki H, Peiris M. Influenza: emergence and control. J Virol. 2004;78(17):8951-9.
- Phillips LD, Fasolo B, Zafiropoulous N, Eichler HG, Ehmann F, et al. Modelling the risk-benefit impact of H1N1 influenza vaccines. Eur J Public Health. 2013 Feb 11.
- Richt JA, Webby RJ, Kahn RE. The pandemic H1N1 influenza experience. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2013 Feb 22.
- Reid AH, Taubenberger JK. The origin of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus: A continuing enigma. J Gen Virol. 2003;84(Pt 9):2285-92.
- Taubenberger JK, Morens DM. The pathology of influenza virus infections. Annu Rev Pathol. 2008;3:499-522.
- Taubenberger JK, Reid AH, Janczewski TA, Fanning TG. Integrating historical, clinical and molecular genetic data in order to explain the origin and virulence of the 1918 spanish influenza virus. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2001;356(1416):1829-39.
- Van Reeth K. Avian and swine influenza viruses: our current understanding of the zoonotic risk. Vet Res. 2007;38(2):243-60.
- Winkler WG. Influenza in animals: its possible public health significance. J Wildl Dis. 1970;6(4):239,42; 247-8.