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Pandemic Influenza

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EDEN Influenza Issue
This resource discusses the connection between pandemic influenza and avian/swine flu, the impact a pandemic influenza outbreak may have in the United States and how we can prepare.


H1N1 (Swine flu) News

Purdue Agriculture information on H1N1

Maintaining herd health in Ohio pigs amid swine flu outbreaks
Ohio swine producers follow diligent swine production practices to prevent the introduction of disease-causing organisms in their herds. For consumers concerned about the recent swine influenza outbreaks and their impacts on pork safety, understahind such intensive protocols is important.

Purdue expert: Swine flu has no connection to today's pigs
No pigs have been found with swine flu (H1N1) - only humans - but pork producers need to take precautionary measures to protect their herds from being infected with any flu virus, said a Purdue University veterinarian.

Consumers can eat pork with no concern for swine flu
Shoppers should not shy away from pork products over concerns regarding reports of swine flu across the country, said Purdue University experts.

Purdue monitors swine flu, issues precautionary reminders
In response to a serious new flu strain that began in Mexico, Purdue University on Monday (April 27) urged faculty, staff and students to take precautions against the spread of the communicable disease and avoid travel to infected areas.


EDEN Pandemic Preparedness Resources

PandemicFlu.gov
One stop access to U.S. government avian and pandmeic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services

Indiana's Avian and Pandemic Influenza Site
This website was created to serve as a source of accurate and timely information for Hoosiers and other visitors regarding the issue of avian and pandemic influenza.

Indiana State Department of Health
Indiana Prepares State Summit helped educate businesses, schools, communities, and government leaders about pandemic influenza.

Pandemic Flu: Preparing and Protecting (President Bush Archives)

The National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza (PDF: 1.88 MB)
(Source: Homeland Security Council, July 2007)


Two One-Week Planners

Designed by Purdue Extension's Consumer and Family Sciences for use during a disaster, such as a pandemic, here are two one-week meal planners that provide easy-to-prepare, well-balanced meals with only the bare essentials. Also included is a shopping list that will help you build the food portion of your disaster supplies kit.