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Pandemic Preparedness Guide

by: iwrote1

Sat Aug 30, 2014 at 03:33:16 AM EDT

In case anyone may want to read it, I just finished a book on Pandemic Preparedness, called The Pandemic Preparedness Guide. It's available as an e-book on Amazon.com. I hope it's beneficial and that you enjoy it.

Here is the link and a sample of the book.


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H5N1 Cases (Sep 1, 2013 ...)

by: AlohaOR

Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 18:09:10 PM EDT

Last updated April 7, 2014

Previous case tables:
H5N1 cases from Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013

H5N1 cases from Sept. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2012

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H5N1 Case Table (2011-2012 season)

by: AlohaOR

Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 23:23:10 PM EST

This is the table of WHO-confirmed H5N1 cases with symptom onset from Sept. 1, 2011 through Aug. 31, 2012.

The new case table beginning Sept. 2, 2012 is here.

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H5N1 Cases (Sep 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013)

by: AlohaOR

Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 23:46:28 PM EDT

Last updated October 7, 2013

The previous H5N1 International diary is here

The table of WHO-confirmed H5N1 cases from Sept. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2012 is here.

Diary for cases from Sept. 1, 2013 on is here.

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H5N1 International Diary 2

by: Bronco Bill

Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 15:36:40 PM EST

With recent cases of H5N1 occurring in people in several countries, including China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, and Egypt, it has been hard to keep track of all the case developments.  This diary will be devoted exclusively to people with H5N1.

The previous H5N1 International diary is here

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H5N1 International

by: History Lover

Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 08:06:47 AM EST

With recent cases of H5N1 occurring in people in several countries, including China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, and Egypt, it has been hard to keep track of all the case developments.  This diary will be devoted exclusively to people with H5N1.

New H5N1 International diary is here

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"Contagion", the movie

by: Bronco Bill

Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 23:00:00 PM EDT

An action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.
Have you seen the movie yet? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share them here.
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Assessing Egypt: Swine Flu and Bird Flu

by: cottontop

Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 12:12:29 PM EDT

With the posting of these three articles today, I'm increasingly worried about the two viruses mixing. I maybe starting to panic for no reason, but I would like to ask your thoughts on Egypt.

What are the chances of H1N1 and H5N1, both  infecting a host, creating a totally new strain, more deadly and contagious? Is this really a possibility? What would the conditions have to be for this to happen?

I think we need some thoughts here on were the situation could go for Egypt, especially with H5N1 through in for a nail biting experience!


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Indonesian Summary

by: cottontop

Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 21:45:54 PM EDT

This diary is for the summary of Indonesia's recent events.
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Indonesia: Tin Foil Hat Time?

by: cottontop

Thu Aug 07, 2008 at 09:16:07 AM EDT

I posted this on my blog last night, and felt that perhaps we need to discuss this situation
further. There are alot of lurkers and poster alike who are probably wondering if this is IT.

What does everyone think? Has this incereased your PPF?  


The first thing I want to say to everyone is stay calm. We have too. I know it isn't easy to do that. If you want to make a prep run in order to settle yourself down, than by all means do so. Sometimes that helps me.

O.K. we first need to know what little facts we have here:

1. a nurse tipped off a reporter.

2. chickens die

3. pidgeons die

4. three people die

5. 13 people are admitted to hospital

6. 2 of the13 are transfered to another hospital (the critical cases)

7. villagers start to flee, getting their children to a safe place

8. Air Batu villagers, Kecamatan Air Batu Kabupaten Asahan fled because they were worried they world be attacked by the bird flu, it they worried it was spreading in the village.

9. Two weeks before three residents in the village died from serious fever.

10. Gradually even more of the villagers were sick.

This is a description of a gradually spreading illness, one which has caused death already so the people are fleeing. The only surprising thing is that the child in critical condition has apparently been ill for one week.

11. Not all the villagers had contact with the poultry.

So this is where we're at. Something is unfolding there, I don't think this is "IT" at the present moment. It certainly makes things that more interesting being the Olympics start Friday.  This situation is so serious that villagers are fleeing in fear. Now this is unusual in a village where chickens have died, at least that we know of. I believe it's happened once or twice before since I've starting tracking this virus going on two years. We have seen this before.

I'm being very cautious. This is the largest possible cluster of H5N1 yet. Perhaps, just perhaps, we'll get the results of these tests after the pandemic!  

This might be overwhelming for some of you, especially if your new to tracking this virus. There is going to be many emotional rollercoasters that you'll going to be on. Heaven knows I've been there to many times.  This is a very tense news development, and we must not get carried away. I'm willing to bet that we will not here much after today. I hope I'm wrong.  If you are feeling "carried away" by this news, take a break and spend sometime with your family, go for a walk, make a prep run, read a book, whatever it is that you do to relax. You don't want to burnout. We can't do anything about this, even if it is "IT." We can only lay in our preps, and watch. That's it. So don't get too worked up about this at the moment.

One last thought here: this is a good time to review your preps, your SIP plan if you have one, if you don't you should think about one.  Doing something constructive like this always helps my anxiety. I suddenly don't feel so helpless, when I've done some pandemic planning.  Hang in there!  

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Indonesia Bird Flu Blogs

by: cottontop

Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 22:35:24 PM EDT

Dari dunia blogging, saya membawa berita flu burung, lurus dari Indonesia.-cottontop

This diary will focus on Indonesian blogs that discuss bird flu from Indonesian bloggers. As these blogs are found, translated and comb through, I hope that we can get some useful news and gain an insight into how the Indonesians feel about bird flu, and what they think about Supari and WHO.

It is important for us to listen to what they have to say. It's a rare glimpse into their viewpoint, and  until now, we haven't had.  


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Indonesia says it will no longer formally announce bird flu deaths

by: cottontop

Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 10:50:59 AM EDT

We flubies awoke this morning to the news that Indonesia will "no longer formally announce bird flu deaths."

It was bad enough that they locked the public out from viewing the sequences, and forbid information to be transmitted to forums to be discussed. How decietful of them. Now the public will be locked out of any reported bf deaths, and I'm guessing also suspect and confirmed cases.

We've seen something coming by way of the reduced stories. I cover 9 Indo sites, and I'm lucky if I have one story to translate on any given day. Today was a good day with two stories.

The Indo team covers many Indo newspapers, and between us all, we can get maybe, maybe a handful of stories here lately. That's on a good day.

This is the finally blow for us. I just want you folks to see just how much of a blow this is to us all. We have very little bf news now from Indonesia. We will have no way to accurately assess the H5N1 situation.

Now that we will be locked out of the bf Indo news, what do you think is happening here? Could this be an indication of Indo being in phase 4?

We have no susquences to view
We will no longer have the stats on H5N1 deaths

Are you as outraged as I am? What do yo think is going on?

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Indonesian HCW's Bird Flu Protocol For Saftey

by: cottontop

Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 14:11:48 PM EDT

This document describes the objectives of HCW's protocal for dress code(protective equiptment), and saftey when handling a suspected bird flu patient.
It also discusses, how bf is possibly transmitted from bird to human, but omits discussion of human to human transmission; incubation period, ect.

This document is a real insight into how the HCW's are suppose to be protected, knowledge we had not previously had. According to this document, we now know they have a proper protocal, however, what is not known, is if this protocol is followed, espically if they recieve a patient suffering from hight fever. 

Translated using Toggletext

Written by Administrator Mikroorganisme Penyebab: HPAIV: Highly Pothogenic Avian Influenza Virus Sumber of the infection: in Komunitas: Unggas

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Tourism and Avian Influenza

by: FrenchieGirl

Tue Apr 24, 2007 at 05:15:10 AM EDT

( - promoted by AnnieB)

Tourism would be severely disrupted when a pandemic happens.
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Coping with the Bird Flu Blues

by: SoCal

Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 23:58:26 PM EDT

Call it anxiety, call it the blues, call it whatever...but I get a little weirded out when things heat up in bird flu land.

To feel better, sometimes I go shopping and stash more preps.  That seems to help.  Sometimes I go to a movie or read a book to get my mind off it.  But my same-old same-old cures aren't workin' as well as they used to.

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New TV Commerical


Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 12:05:49 PM EST

Watched a commerical last night you may have seen it and did not connect the dots.  It was talking about flu, they stated the steps to take i.e. see doc, take meds etc. All this while a penguin (bird) was moving around on ice. 
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November - December 2006; January 2007: Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

by: FloridaGirl

Thu Nov 23, 2006 at 21:27:39 PM EST

This diary is dedicated to posting Journal articles (peer-reviewed) or the abstract which addresses Avian Influenza, Preparedness, Social or Economical Impact, Pandemics, any studies or analysis, and any guidelines that have been released.  This new forum lends itself well for discussing the articles and keeping track of conversation, as well as the ability to post new articles without any disruption of conversations.

For new articles, please use the "Post a Comment" selection on the beginning section.
For conversations, after the first post on the article, you should use the 'reply' option.

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