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Pandemic Flu - Public Health Research Guide

This guide focuses on the law related to efforts in preventing, detecting and containing human influenza on the international, regional and national level.

Background & Current Information About Pandemic Flu

International / Regional

United States

  • PandemicFlu.gov
    The official U.S. Government Web site for information on pandemic flu and swine influenza.

  • Pandemic Influenza (Centers for Disease Control))
    Explains how a pandemic starts, and the different phases of pandemics; presents a historical overview of pandemics that occurred in the 20th Century.

  • Swine Influenza (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Provides background information about swine influenza, including recent outbreaks, the viruses, and the risk to human health.

  • Swine InfluenzaAvian Influenza and Pandemic Influenza (Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy, CIDRAP, University of Minnesota)
    Includes latest news as well as journal articles and a resource list.

  • Swine Flu Legal Preparedness and Response (The Center for Law and the Public's Health)