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Letter from the Editors--Influenza Resources

I  Introduction

In this week's Letter from the Editors, we present a round up of links
to information on influenza-- including seasonal flu, Avian flu, and
flu pandemics.

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II Canadian Government Sites


A  Federal Government

1  Public Health Agency of Canada

Avian Influenza
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza/avian_e.html

Flu Watch
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fluwatch/index.html

Travel Medicine Program, Information for Travellers
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/pub_e.html

Infectious Diseases
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/id-mi/index.html

Influenza
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/influenza_e.html

Pandemic Influenza
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza/pandemic_e.html

2   Health Canada

It's Your Health
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/index_e.html

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/diseases-maladies/avian-aviare_e.html

Influenza (the "flu")
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/diseases-maladies/flu-grippe_e.html

3  Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Animal Diseases

Avian Influenza
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/disemala/avflu/avflufse.shtml

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B   Government of Ontario

1  HealthyOntario.com

Influenza overview
http://healthyontario.com/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=2879

Avian Flu Facts

http://healthyontario.com/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=380

Flu myths
http://healthyontario.com/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=1233

Feature article list
http://healthyontario.com/Page1408.aspx

2  Ontario Ministry of Health

Ontario Health Plan for an Influenza Pandemic
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/providers/program/emu/pan_flu/ohpip_mn.html

Influenza Immunization Program : 2005-2006
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/pubhealth/flu/flu_mn.html

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C Municipal Government

1 Public Health Units

Most health units will have information on influenza; visit a list of all Ontario health units at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/contact/phu/phuloc_mn.html.

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III  International Sites


A  US

1  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influenza
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Avian Influenza
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/

Pandemic
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic.htm

2  Medline Plus

Bird Flu
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birdflu.html

3  National Agricultural Library (USDA), Animal Welfare Information Center

Information Resources on Avian Influenza
http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/aflu/Avian%20Influenza.htm

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B  Europe

1  European Union (EU), Animal Health and Welfare

Influenza
http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/health_consumer/dyna/influenza/index.cfm

2  Health Protection Agency (United Kingdom)

Influenza
http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/influenza/flu.htm

Avian Influenza
http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/avianinfluenza/menu.htm

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C Asia

1  Hong Kong Government Information Centre

Prevention of Avian Influenza
http://www.info.gov.hk/info/flu/eng/

2  Ministry of Health Singapore

Bird Flu

http://www.birdflu.gov.sg/

Influenza
http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/hottopics/influenza/index.do

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IV NGOs


A The World Health Organization (WHO)

List of Influenza links

http://www.who.int/topics/influenza/en/

Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR) Disease Outbreak News

http://www.who.int/csr/don/archive/disease/influenza/en/

Influenza pandemic threat: current situation

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/pandemic/en/index.html

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B  Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Agriculture Department, Animal Production and Health Division

Animal Health, Avian Influenza

http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/subjects/en/health/diseases-cards/special_avian.html

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C  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Influenza Surveillance

http://www.paho.org/english/ad/dpc/cd/influenza.htm

Avian Influenza Resource Sites

http://www.paho.org/english/ad/dpc/cd/vir-flu-avian.htm

Pandemic Influenza Resource Sites

http://www.paho.org/english/ad/dpc/cd/vir-flu-pandemic.htm

Seasonal Influenza Resource Sites

http://www.paho.org/english/ad/dpc/cd/vir-flu-seasonal.htm

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V Media Sites


A  CBC

Flu

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/flu/index.html

Avian flu

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/avianflu/

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B  BBC

Q&A Bird Flu

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3422839.stm

Bird Flu In Depth

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/world/2005/bird_flu/default.stm

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C  CNN International
           
Special Report, Bird Flu

http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/bird.flu/