Friday, August 29, 2008

Video: California Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Summit

I have found a few good videos on pandemic planning and ventilators and will be posting these for much of the summer. If you are new to this blog, take a look at the right side of the page to see links to previous articles and the archives.

California Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Summit Part 1
University of California Television
March 30, 2006
58:24
This program introduces the need for proactive Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, and highlights the state and federal governments' activities to help protect Californians. The program calls upon citizens to become active partners in the control of a flu pandemic or other infectious disease outbreak. Speakers include Sandra Shewry, Director of CA DHS, Kim Belshe, CA Secretary of HHS, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt and CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger..




Friday, August 22, 2008

Video: Davos 07: Pandemics

I have found a few good videos on pandemic planning and ventilators and will be posting these for much of the summer. If you are new to this blog, take a look at the right side of the page to see links to previous articles and the archives.

Davos07: Pandemics (1/2) monitoring risk
22:42
Pandemics: Monitoring a Risk in Hibernation. After a period of heightened concern, the fear of a new global influenza pandemic has receded from media attention. Yet the risk remains basically unchanged and beyond influenza.



Davos07: Pandemics (2/2) monitoring risk
15:44
Pandemics: Monitoring a Risk in Hibernation. Conclusion of the discussion on the threat of a pandemic at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Friday, August 15, 2008

Video: Emerging Infections: How Epidemics Arise

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I have found a few good videos on pandemic planning and ventilators and will be posting these for much of the summer. If you are new to this blog, take a look at the right side of the page to see links to previous articles and the archives.

Emerging Infections: How Epidemics Arise
Research Channel and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1999 Holiday Lectures on Science
Confronting the Microbe Menace Series
57:54
Tackling the complex causes of epidemics, Dr. Donald Ganem explains how mutations in genes and changes in the environment and human social behavior can give rise to new infectious diseases. He cites the influenza virus as an example of genetic changes that have led to epidemics and pandemics. He also shows the impact of weather on a 1993 outbreak of Hanta virus, describes the effect of human migration on the spread of smallpox, and examines what happened when the myxoma virus was introduced in Australia in the 1950s to control the rabbit population.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Video: Avian Flu

I have found a few good videos on pandemic planning and ventilators and will be posting these for much of the summer. If you are new to this blog, take a look at the right side of the page to see links to previous articles and the archives.

Avian Flu (1): The H5N1 virus
Vetstoria.com
6:49
A veterinarian explains what the H5N1 avian flu virus is all about.




Avian Flu (2): Threat of a pandemic
Vetstoria.com
7:53
A veterinarian explains how the H5N1 avian flu virus may become very contagious and deadly to people.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Video: Protecting the Healthcare Workforce in Pandemic Influenza

I have found a few good videos on pandemic planning and ventilators and will be posting these for much of the summer. If you are new to this blog, take a look at the right side of the page to see links to previous articles and the archives.

Protecting the Healthcare Workforce in Pandemic Influenza; “Just in Case Curriculum
California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and The center for Infectious Disease Preparedness US Berkley School of Public Health
59:31
How healthcare workers can take care of themselves and their families in a pandemic situation.