[I'm sure that everyone will be tired of hearing about the swine flu by next week, but I'll leave this post stuck to the top of the blog for a little while and will add links to the bottom so that those who are looking for more information can easily access it.]
Who ever thought that this phrase might be applicable to everyday life?
With the current swine flu having genetic components from N. American swine influenza A, European/Asian swine influenza A, N. American avian influenza, and N. American human influenza, it just goes to show you …
I’m not going to add any more pithy statements, but did want to give everyone a few resources to look at for more information about the swine flu.
First, EP Monthly just posted an excellent article about swine flu here. There are also several pertinent questions in the comments section of the article that are worth reading. One commenter notes that there is no Tamiflu left in the pharmacies in his city. The article will be updated when more information becomes available, so check back if you have questions or even consider posting a question in the comments section yourself.
WebMD also has a swine flu center that is updated regularly.
UPDATE APRIL 29, 2009
Swine flu described as “uncontainable” – USA Today
First US fatality from swine flu is 23 month old Texas child – AP #1, AP #2
Vaccines for swine flu likely not available until November – NY Times.com, LA Times
Do masks help prevent swine flu? ABC Houston
Mexican government shuts all nonessential functions to fight flu – MSNBC
UPDATE APRIL 30, 2009
Thanks to James for this link – http://doihaveswineflu.org/
Don’t run to the ED with runny nose and cough – El Paso Times
“No safer place than home to avoid being infected with flu virus” – Felipe Calderon
UPDATE MAY 1, 2009
Hospitals swamped amid flu fear – LA Times
[quote from article: "The pressure has been to close excess beds and get lean," said Columbia's Redlener. "Lean is not your friend in a pandemic."]
Lack of funding affects hospital’s ability to respond to prolonged flu outbreak – San Jose Mercury News
Press release from American College of Emergency Physicians regarding swine flu – ACEP.org
Caring for influenza at home – CDC.gov
US sends Tamiflu to Mexico, purchases 13 million more courses of treatment from manufacturers – Reuters
More Tamiflu use = higher likelihood Tamiflu resistance – Bloomberg.com