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More Supercourse lectures on Influenza

Influenza A(H1N1) (Swine Flu): Pandemic  Part II  in Russian  in Spanish Part II   in Farsi   in Arabic  in Vietnamese  in Malay  in French  in Macedonian  in Chinese   in Hebrew   in Bosnian  in Japanese

Influenza: An Impending Pandemic  Part I  (in Macedonian)  (in Spanish)  (in Russian)   (in Chinese)  (in Persian)  Part II   (in Spanish)  (in Macedonian)   (in Chinese)  (in Russian)

AVIAN INFLUENZA: Zoonosis  (In Spanish)  

Influenza (the flu)

1976 Swine Flu Vaccine Debacle and U.S. Vaccine Strategy for Avian Flu: History Repeating Itself?


Biodefense and Pandemic Influenza: The Research and Public Health Interface

BIRD FLU  (In Spanish)

How to Improve your Immune System. Part I. Bird Flu   Part II

Herd Protection against Influenza

Challenges of Influenza Control   in Spanish

Incidence of Influenza in Ontario Following the Universal Influenza Immunization Campaign

Current Status of the H1N1 Flu

Avian Influenza: Agricultural Perspectives & Interventions 


An Epidemiological Analysis of the 2009 H1N1 Swine Influenza “Pandemic” lecture by James Chin Uploading date: June 16, 2012


Influenza, commonly called the “flu”, is the name of an infection caused by influenza viruses.  Pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease spread over wide regions of the world.

Influenza is just one of over 200 infectious disease agents, such as the common cold viruses, etc., that can cause - ‘Influenza-like illness’ (ILI).  Overall, the vast majority (80%) of ILI are not due to influenza viruses – except during the influenza season or an influenza pandemic.

To most people, an influenza-pandemic causes enormous numbers of death and disease and that is the meaning used by WHO, up till early May 2009. 

WHO suddenly changed the definition of an influenza pandemic AFTER the emergence of the H1N1 influenza virus in the USA and Mexico in April 2009.

This presentation: (1) reviews past influenza pandemics and specific epidemiological findings for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus; and (2) evaluates WHO’s recommendations  for, and management of, the 2009 H1N1 swine influenza “pandemic.”



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