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Assessing the Severity of an Influenza Pandemic as of May 12, 2009

An influenza pandemic is caused by a virus that is either entirely new or has not circulated recently and widely in the human population, creating an almost universal vulnerability to infection. Although not all people ever become infected during a … Continue reading

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Update & Recommendations:  Swine Flu Outbreak (April 30, 2009)*   Swine Flu Update As you may already know, human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in several states and in other countries, primarily Mexico.  So … Continue reading

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Recent Advances in H5N1 Influenza Virus Research

RECENT ADVANCES IN H5N1 INFLUENZA VIRUS RESEARCH Although the newspapers no longer carry headlines of the fears of a world-wide bird flu pandemic, the threat still remains. Public health officials make it very clear this virus can readily mutate into … Continue reading

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Deacon Bill (see below) has sent along this first column: On both November 2 and 9, the Bishop of Arizona’s E-pistle included excerpts on pandemic influenza planning along with a partial list of additional resources. Since I have a relatively … Continue reading

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