Health officials around the world continue to monitor the spread of a novel strain of influenza A virus in humans. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the spread of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) met the criteria for an influenza pandemic.
Here are some resources to help you keep track of the developing situation and prepare for any potential emergency.
Swine Flu Information
JHU CEPAR H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information
Flu Updates for JHU Students, Faculty and Staff
Johns Hopkins Response Updates
CDC H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information
WHO H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information
WHO Pandemic Flu Alert Phase
Maryland Department of Health H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information
Pandemic Preparedness Information
Pandemic Influenza (Flu) Guide for Individuals and Families
Center for Law and the Public's Health-Swine Flu Legal Preparedness and Response
Pandemic Flu FAQ
Center for Public Health Preparedness
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Reporters wishing to speak with faculty regarding the H1N1 pandemic, may contact Tim Parsons, Director of Public Affairs for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, at 410-955-7619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virologist Andrew Pekosz explains the H1N1 virus’s summer surprise and what our priorities should be for combating the virus this flu season.
Ruth Karron and Kawsar Talaat explain how clinical trial for new H1N1 influenza vaccine is being conducted. The trial is one of the largest H1N1 vaccine trials currently being conducted.
At an H1N1 symposium at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on August 5, six experts on influenza, vaccine and public health policy outlined the emerging threats posed by the spread of H1N1 influenza.
In this interview, Pekosz provides a nuts-and-bolts introduction to the H1N1, what makes it and other influenza viruses so dangerous, and just what those H's and N’s are all about.
What was the 1918 flu pandemic like? What would happen if it struck today? Take a tour of the 20th century’s great pandemics with Bloomberg School virologist Andrew Pekosz—and learn how the latest H1N1 compares with them.
Will there be enough vaccines to go around? Respiratory virus expert Ruth Karron gives us a quick lesson in how vaccines are made, the challenges to meeting the demand in a pandemic, and novel approaches that could step up the global supply.
The Bloomberg School’s respiratory virus expert, Ruth Karron, tells us how the two influenzas are exact opposites of each other—and what to watch for with both.
From the first reported cases in Mexico, the H1N1 influenza virus spread globally with frightening speed. This timeline, based on WHO statistics, shows how the virus leaps borders and continents, spreading from a handful of cases to tens of thousands in a matter of weeks. Photo gallery