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[9 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 1,908 views]
Emergency departments see rise in flu-like illness

–Lisa Schnirring –
Feb 24, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – Some of the nation’s emergency departments are noting increases in flu-like illness cases that appear to be pandemic H1N1, and colleges are reporting the first increase in flu-like illness since the end of November, but it’s not clear if these are early signs of a third pandemic flu wave.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) said today in a Twitter post that some of its members were anecdotally reporting a new wave of pandemic H1N1 patients coming to emergency departments and asked if …

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[30 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,056 views]
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 – update 80

–world health organization–
–23 December 2009 –
nAs of 20 December 2009, worldwide more than 208 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including at least 11516 deaths.
WHO is actively monitoring the progress of the pandemic through frequent consultations with the WHO Regional Offices and member states and through monitoring of multiple sources of data.
Situation update:
In the temperate zone* of the northern hemisphere, transmission of pandemic influenza virus remains active and geographically widespread, however overall disease activity has recently peaked in much of …

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[12 Nov 2009 | Comments Off | 1,813 views]
Pandemic Planning: why working from home may not be an effective solution

–continuity central–
–By Jeff Charlton–
Many corporate pandemic plans are predicated on enabling employees to work from home during a severe pandemic ‘flu outbreak. But little analysis seems to have been carried out into what the impacts will be of a surge of home workers on corporate provision and Internet infrastructure; as well as what effect societal influences may have on the success of such a policy. The following provides a checklist of items that should be considered before giving the green-light to a work from home strategy:
* Is the home-worker’s software …

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[1 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 2,021 views]
H1N1 Virus (Pandemic) Planning: Play It Safe-Over-Plan

–by William Sturgeon–
There has been a great deal written about the H1N1 virus (aka Swine Flu). There are articles spanning the medical gamut from who should be immunized to when schools should be closed. Everything that I have read has beeninsightful and useful. I will incorporate much of the information that gleaned from my research into this article. This article is being written as a WARNING for correctional facilities and/or places where people live in close contact with each other (juvenile facilities, college dormitories.) H1N1 virus may, like the Y2K …