Global Action: H1N1 Swine Flu Information
April 26th, 2009

As a public service, Smart Mobs is compiling H1N1 Swine Flu Information to do our small part in helping everyone stay informed (and healthy).

RESOURCES:

PREVENTION:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza among pigs. Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans, however, human infections with swine flu do occur, and cases of human-to-human spread of swine flu viruses has been documented. See General Information about Swine Flu.

Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC) United States of America.

The current situation constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. However, more information is needed before a decision could be made concerning the appropriateness of the current alert level.

Source: Statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan

VISUALIZATIONS:
Health Map – Global Disease Alert Map & (Twitter Alerts)
Google Map visualization of H1N1 Swine Flu Outbreak:
H1N1 Swineflu Outbreak

Real time Twitter Stream – Monitter
H1N1 Swineflu Monitter


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