Child Mortality http://www.childmortality.org Child Mortality .. not really a pandemic .. but maybe these statistics provide a link .. you decide.
Getting a shot: You Can Do It http://www.pbs.org/parents/sid/vaccination.html Getting a shot: You Can Do It
In the PBS episode "Getting a shot: You Can Do It!," Sid and his friends learn the basic science behind germs, viruses and vaccines.
When it's vaccination day at Sid's school, Sid and his friends are a little apprehensive about getting a shot. Thankfully, a very special nurse will be giving the kids their vaccination—Sid's Grandma! Grandma, Teacher Susie, Mom and Dad all do their part to make vaccination day a fun learning experience filled with music, games and lots of laughs.
Ready Zone : H1N1 (Discovery Education) http://discoveryeducation.com/ReadyZone-H1N1/ Ready Zone : H1N1 (Discovery Education)
You may have heard people using words like H1N1, pandemic, and respiratory etiquette in your school, community, and in media coverage. But what's it all about? As the flu season approaches, government and health officials are recommending everyone be prepared for the worst.
This includes school dismissals and interrupted learning. Use these pages to get informed about the H1N1 flu virus and learn about actions you can take to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe.
Finally, explore activities and resources you can use to continue learning while at home or away from school.
Explore flu trends around the world http://www.google.org/flutrends/intl/en_gb/ Explore flu trends around the world
We've found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity.
8 Ways to Track the Swine Flu with Google Maps http://bit.ly/2KPgyO 8 Ways to Track the Swine Flu with Google Maps
Website for the rapid sharing of influenza research http://bit.ly/Xk2zw A website for the rapid sharing of influenza research "The successful development of open access publishing by organizations including the Public Library of Science (PLoS) in recent years is a dramatic illustration of how the Internet is revolutionizing scientific communication.
In August 2009, after several months of work, I’m delighted to announce that PLoS is launching PLoS Currents (Beta) — a new and experimental website for the rapid communication of research results and ideas.
In response to the recent worldwide H1N1 influenza outbreak, the first PLoS Currents research theme is influenza."
Official CDC Social Media Toolkit http://mashable.com/2009/05/01/swine-flu-cdc/ Swine Flu: The Official CDC Social Media Toolkit
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) are embracing and promoting the social web for information sharing and consumption.
The CDC’s social media arsenal includes widgets and buttons, a mobile-optimized CDC web site, online instructional videos, podcasts, eCards, Swine Flu specific news feeds, 3 Twitteraccounts, Flickr images, and several social network profiles.
Searching For The Swine Flu http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/29/searching-for-the-swine-flu/ Searching For The Swine Flu "One way to possibly track the spread of the swine flu is to look at where spikes in search activity around related terms is occurring. Google already does this with its Google Flu Trends, and has now extended that analysis on an experimental basis to Mexico with a site it just put up called Experimental Flu Trends For Mexico. These maps represent Google’s estimates of actual flu outbreaks based on correlations between search activity and how many of those people are really sick."
Influenza A(H1N1) info at WHO (Swine Flu) http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/ Influenza A(H1N1) info (Swine Flu) at WHO
WHO (World Healh Organisation)is coordinating the global response to human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic.
Information on this page tracks the evolving situation and provides access to both technical guidelines and information useful for the general public.
TEDtalks: Help stop the next pandemic (video) http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/58 TEDtalks: Help stop the next pandemic (video)
Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was finally eradicated from the planet.
In a conversational style that belies the deadly seriousness of his subject, he describes the dangers of pandemic disease, and offers a solution in his dramatic TED Prize wish, a plan to use the Internet to help prevent the next pandemic. (Contains strong images.)
Pandemic Response Matrix http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/c17204.htm Pandemic Response Matrix
Compiled from rubrics of American School in Japan, American School of Bucharest, Taiwan American School, International School of Prague, International School of Estonia, and others ....
School Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist http://www.pandemicflu.gov/ School District (K-12) Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
Local educational agencies (LEAs) play an integral role in protecting the health and safety of their district's staff, students and their families. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist to assist LEAs in developing and/or improving plans to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
Avian Flu Under the Microscope http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01479/home.html Avian Flu Under the Microscope
Thnkquest student project
We felt that it was important for our readers to understand what exactly this "Avian Flu" virus is, what is it's potential danger to human, what is being done globally to combat this disease, where it has traveled, and more importantly what our readers can do to protect themselves.
You can start by following the links to the individual sections of the web site, which each address a specific topic about the avian flu. These topics are:
| virus | disease | transmission | vaccine | situation |
As a team this was our goal, to raise awareness and educate others through this web site. By looking closely at the virus and its movement, providing information from around the world, we can give ordinary people a way they can combat this Flu. This is crucial, as the prevention and control of the avian flu in certain situations is determined by the actions of the people.
We built our web site for young adults, age 15 and up, who are interested to learn, in more detail, about avian flu.
Avian Influenza : ThinkQuest Student Project http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01349/ Avian Influenza : ThinkQuest Student Project
This is Avian Influenza, the one-stop site for all you'll need to know about the deadly avian flu virus. Included is information on the virus and its virology, history, global impact, and much much more. Want to know about how to protect yourself and your family against bird flu, to take a glimpse at the global situation, or just to increase your general knowledge on the topic? Then this site is for you!