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Pandemic Page Updates
April 29, 2009
Swine Flu Arrives
on Federal Page
NIOSH: Occupational Health Issues Associated with Swine Influenza (Flu)
Swine Influenza Resources for Workers (largely links to other CDC sites)
Interim Guidance documents:
Food & Drug Administration
on Federal site
Authorized emergency use of flu drugs, diagnostic test
Mexico Ministry of Health
filed at International Page
December 30, 2006
Posted to Federal Page, PandemicFlu.gov section
Contributed by Louise Kosta (chief writer, The Human Ecologist). Posted to International page, other section.
Director, Public Health and Animal Agriculture, The Humane Society of the United States. The whole text is freely available, and all proceeds from the sale of the paper copies (& the author's speaking engagements) are to be donated to charity. The book includes 3168 references to other publications.
Submitted by the author to include in OHDEN. Placed into OHDEN's miscellaneous references.
in Health Care Settings during an Influenza Pandemic (October 2006)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified respirators (N-95 or higher) are recommended for use during activities that have a high likelihood of generating infectious respiratory aerosols,[c] including the following high-risk situations:
If supplies of N-95 (or higher) respirators are not available, surgical masks can provide benefits against large droplet exposure, and should be worn for all health care activities for patients with confirmed or suspected pandemic-influenza.
Contributed by Gabor Lantos. Posted to PandemicFlu.gov site on Federal page.
Posted to International page, WHO section.
Posted to Community section, sorted by state.
As creator, author, editor, I have given up keeping routine news items here. Instead, I have posted any I find that seem truly novel (not just another case or country) to Occ-Env-Med-L, where the archives can be searched (by keyword, date, author, etc) here.
Daily updates are also available at CIDRAP
We will be listing national and regional (and virtual!) conferences regarding Pandemic or Avian influenza as regards Occupational Health issues, regarding workforce and workplace concerns.
For questions: e-mail OHDEN's moderator, Gary Greenberg, MD