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Published: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 17:15:00 EST

 



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Mon, 03 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EST

Revised to reflect CDC's new recommendations for the amount of time persons with influenza-like illness should be away from others. CDC recommends that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C), or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. This is a change from the previous recommendation that ill persons stay home for 7 days after illness onset or until 24 hours after the resolution of symptoms, whichever was longer.



UPDATE: Novel H1N1 Flu and You

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:00:00 EST

CDC recommends that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C), or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. This is a change from the previous recommendation that ill persons stay home for 7 days after illness onset or until 24 hours after the resolution of symptoms, whichever was longer. The new recommendation applies to camps, schools, businesses, mass gatherings, and other community settings where the majority of people are not at increased risk for influenza complications. This guidance does not apply to health care settings where the exclusion period should be continued for 7 days from symptom onset or until the resolution of symptoms, whichever is longer.



CDC Recommendations for the Amount of Time Persons with Influenza-Like Illness Should be Away from Others

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 14:00:00 EST

CDC and the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with state and local health and education agencies and national non-governmental organizations, have implemented a school dismissal monitoring system for the 2009-2010 school year. This monitoring system generates real-time, national summary data daily on the number of school dismissals and the number of impacted students and teachers.



School Dismissal Monitoring System

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 11:00:00 EST

Information for professionals on planning and preparing for H1N1 vaccination.



Planning and Preparing for Novel H1N1 Vaccination

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 19:00:00 EST

During week 25 (July 13-25, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however, there were still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending July 25, 2009

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:00:00 EST

This situation report provides an update of the international situation as of July 28, 2009. As of July 27, WHO regions have reported 134,503 laboratory-confirmed cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) and 816 deaths.



Novel H1N1 Flu: International Situation Update

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 20:30:00 EST

When the novel H1N1 flu outbreak was first detected in mid-April 2009, CDC began working with states to collect, compile and analyze information regarding the novel H1N1 outbreak. On July 24, 2009 official reporting of individual cases of confirmed and probable novel H1N1 infection was discontinued. This page provides a summary of information gathered during the first weeks of the outbreak. These key disease characteristics are thought to remain an accurate representation of novel H1N1 flu.



Novel H1N1 Flu: Facts and Figures

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:30:00 EST

As of 11:00 AM ET on July 31, 2009, CDC is reporting 5,514 hospitalized cases and 353 deaths in 47 states and territories (including the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands).



Novel H1N1 Flu: U.S. Situation Update

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:00:00 EST

With the new H1N1 virus continuing to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths in the US during the normally flu-free summer months and some uncertainty and about what the upcoming flu season might bring, CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has taken an important step in preparations for a voluntary novel H1N1 vaccination effort to counter a possibly severe upcoming flu season. On July 29, ACIP met to consider who should receive novel H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available.



Novel H1N1 Vaccination Recommendations

Tue, 28 Jul 2009 15:15:00 EST

During a response to a large-scale influenza outbreak such as the current H1N1 outbreak, a community’s 9-1-1 and healthcare systems may experience a surge in calls or walk-in visits for care, advice, and information. In fact, call volumes or walk-in visits could reach the point of overwhelming the 9-1-1 and healthcare systems, rendering them unable to respond to other emergencies in an efficient and effective manner.



Managing Calls and Call Centers during a Large-Scale Influenza Outbreak: Implementation Tool

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:45:00 EST

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met July 29, 2009, to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) when it becomes available, and to determine which groups of the population should be prioritized if the vaccine is initially available in extremely limited quantities. The committee recommended the vaccination efforts focus on five key populations.



Press Release: CDC Advisors Make Recommendations for Use of Vaccine Against Novel H1N1

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:00:00 EST

CDC Press Conference on Recommendations for Use of Vaccine Against Novel Influenza A (H1N1)



Audio and Transcript for July 29 CDC Press Briefing

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:30:00 EST

This interim guidance provides an overview of the sensitivities of rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDT) in detecting novel influenza A (H1N1) virus in order to help guide the reporting and interpretation of test results.



Interim Guidance for the Detection of Novel Influenza A Virus Using Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:15:00 EST

Includes Questions & Answers such as "Will vaccination against the new H1N1 influenza be mandatory?"



Updated: Questions & Answers Novel H1N1 Influenza Vaccine

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:00:00 EST

New page launched to provide resources for state and local governments. Includes General Planning Information, Large Scale Vaccination Clinic Planning, and Vaccine Storage and Handling.



Novel H1N1 Vaccination Guidance for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Health Officials

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 14:00:00 EST

During week 28 (July 12-18, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however, there were still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending July 18, 2009

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:44:00 EST

CDC Telebriefing on Investigation of Human Cases of H1N1 Flu



Audio and Transcript for July 24 CDC Press Briefing

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 15:00:00 EST

Includes Questions & Answers such as "Why has CDC stopped reporting confirmed and probable novel H1N1 flu cases?"



Updated: Questions & Answers About CDC's Novel H1N1 Influenza Surveillance

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EST

As of 11:00 AM ET on July 24, 2009, CDC is reporting 43,771 confirmed and probable cases and 302 deaths in 55 states and territories (including the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. July 24, 2009 is the last day that CDC is providing individual confirmed and probable cases of novel H1N1 influenza. CDC will report the total number of hospitalizations and deaths each week, and continue to use its traditional surveillance systems to track the progress of the novel H1N1 flu outbreak. For more information about CDC’s novel H1N1 influenza surveillance system, see Questions & Answers About CDC's Novel H1N1 Influenza Surveillance.



July 24, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:00:00 EST

The following interim recommendations are based on what are deemed minimal precautions for protecting people exposed to pigs known or suspected to have influenza on premises not used for commercial production (e.g. small backyard or hobby farms, zoo settings including petting zoos, homes with pet pigs) AND for protecting pigs from people with influenza.



Interim Guidance for People who have Close Contact with Pigs in Non-commercial Settings: Preventing the Spread of Influenza A Viruses, Including the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:00:00 EST

Includes Questions & Answers such as "What are the plans for developing novel H1N1 vaccine?"



Questions & Answers: Novel H1N1 Influenza Vaccine

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:00:00 EST

During week 27 (July 5-11, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however, there were still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending July 11, 2009

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:45:00 EST

As of 11:00 AM ET on July 10, 2009, CDC is reporting 40,617 confirmed and probable cases and 263 deaths in 55 states and territories (including the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a global pandemic of novel influenza A (H1N1) was underway by raising the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6. This action was a reflection of the spread of the new H1N1 virus, not the severity of illness caused by the virus. At the time, more than 70 countries had reported cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection and there were ongoing community level outbreaks of novel H1N1 in multiple parts of the world.



Audio and Transcript for July 17 CDC Press Briefing

Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:45:00 EST

This document provides Physician Directions to Patient/Parent for Novel H1N1 Influenza.



July 17, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:00:00 EST

This document provides 10 Steps You Can Take: Actions for Novel H1N1 Influenza Planning and Response for Medical Offices and Outpatient Facilities.



Home Care Guidance Physician Directions to Patient/Parent

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:30:00 EST

H1N1 Flu related links resources page.



10 Steps You Can Take: Actions for Novel H1N1 Influenza Planning and Response for Medical Offices and Outpatient Facilities

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 13:30:00 EST

As of 11:00 AM ET on July 10, 2009, CDC is reporting 37,246 confirmed and probable cases and 211 deaths in 54 states and territories (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a global pandemic of novel influenza A (H1N1) was underway by raising the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6. This action was a reflection of the spread of the new H1N1 virus, not the severity of illness caused by the virus. At the time, more than 70 countries had reported cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection and there were ongoing community level outbreaks of novel H1N1 in multiple parts of the world.



H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Related Links

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 10:00:00 EST

On July 7, 2009 the World Health Organization announced the identification of a third person with oseltamivir resistant novel H1N1 virus infection.



July 10, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 18:00:00 EST

The novel H1N1 flu virus is causing illness in infected persons in the United States and countries around the world. CDC expects that illnesses may continue for some time. As a result, you or people around you may become ill. If so, you need to recognize the symptoms and know what to do.



CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Info Service Message: Three Reports of Oseltamivir Resistant Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Viruses

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 16:00:00 EST

Interim Guidance for Swine influenza A (H1N1): Taking Care of a Sick Person in Your Home



UPDATE What to Do If You Get Flu-Like Symptoms

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 18:00:00 EST

The purpose of this document is to describe planning scenarios for state and local governments to target high-priority populations for vaccination in order to reduce the health and societal impact of the novel H1N1 influenza virus.



UPDATE Interim Guidance for Swine influenza A (H1N1): Taking Care of a Sick Person in Your Home

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 14:30:00 EST

This document has been developed to provide guidance for prevention and management of novel H1N1 flu infection in inpatient and out-patient obstetric settings.



CDC Recommendations for State and Local Planning for a 2009 Novel H1N1 Influenza Program

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:00:00 EST

Is it ok to breastfeed my baby if I am sick? Yes. Learn more.



July 8, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:00:00 EST

During week 25 (June 15-27, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however, there were still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



Considerations Regarding Novel H1N1 Flu Virus in Obstetric Settings

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:19:00 EST

As of 2:30 PM ET on July 2, 2009, CDC is reporting 33,902 confirmed and probable cases and 170 deaths in 53 states and territories (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. A Phase 6 designation indicates that a global pandemic is underway.



UPDATE Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Feeding your Baby: What Parents Should Know

Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:45:00 EST

New question and answer added: If I have a family member at home who is sick with novel H1N1 flu, should I go to work?



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending June 27, 2009

Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:00:00 EST

This podcast gives tips to stay healthy and help prevent infection with novel H1N1 flu if your child or someone you know is going to camp.



July 2, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 19:00:00 EST

This document provides updated, interim guidance on the use of influenza antiviral treatment of pregnant women who are sick with novel influenza A (H1N1).



Podcast: Novel H1N1 Flu and Camp

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:30:00 EST

During week 24 (June 14-20, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however, there were still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



UPDATE: Pregnant Women and Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus: Considerations for Clinicians

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:15:00 EST

CDC Telebriefing on Investigation of Human Cases of Novel Influenza A (H1N1)



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending June 20, 2009

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 16:00:00 EST

As of 7:00 PM ET on June 25, 2009, CDC is reporting 27,717 confirmed and probable cases and 127 deaths in 53 states and territories (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. A Phase 6 designation indicates that a global pandemic is underway.



Audio and Transcript for June 26 CDC Press Briefing

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:00:00 EST

An EUA online course developed by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide public health officials, emergency managers, or Strategic National Stockpile coordinators with an introduction to the Emergency Use Authorization of medical products.



June 25, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 17:30:00 EST

This guidance is to help employers with employees in OSHA's Lower Risk (Caution) Zone: those employees who have minimal occupational contact with the general public and other coworkers (for example, office employees).



Emergency Use Authorization Online Course

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:30:00 EST

During week 23 (June 7-13, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however, there were still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



UPDATE General Business and Workplace Guidance for the Prevention of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Flu in Workers

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:30:00 EST

As of 11:00 AM ET on June 19, 2009, CDC is reporting 21,449 confirmed and probable cases and 87 deaths in 53 states and territories (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. A Phase 6 designation indicates that a global pandemic is underway.



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending June 13, 2009

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:45:00 EST

Audio and Transcript for H1N1 call held with businesses on June 12, 2009



June 19, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:30:00 EST

This document provides interim guidance specific for homeless and emergency shelters during the outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus and suggested means to reduce the spread of influenza in these settings and communities. Recommendations may need to be revised as more information becomes available.



Audio and Transcript for June 18 CDC Press Briefing

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:30:00 EST

Updated answers to two questions: What is CDC doing in response to the outbreak? What epidemiological investigations are taking place in response to the recent outbreak?



Audio and Transcript for H1N1 call held with businesses on June 12, 2009

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:00:00 EST

This document provides interim guidance on suggested means to reduce the spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus in day, residential, or overnight camp settings.



Interim Guidance for Homeless and Emergency Shelters on the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:15:00 EST

Map includes both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu activity. During week 21 (May 31 - June 6, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



UPDATED - H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:30:00 EST

On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. A Phase 6 designation indicates that a global pandemic is underway.



Interim CDC Guidance on Day and Residential Camps in Response to Human Infections with the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:00:00 EST

Webcast of HHS Secretary Sebelius describing U.S. response to WHO Pandemic Declaration



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending June 6, 2009

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 14:15:00 EST

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued the following statement in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to raise the pandemic threat level on the novel H1N1 virus.



June 12, 2009: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 17:30:00 EST

Leaving your home or hotel room if you’re sick with flu-like symptoms.



Webcast: U.S. Response to Pandemic Declaration

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 15:15:00 EST

Changing your travel plans if you’re sick with flu-like symptoms.



Statements by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on WHO Pandemic Declaration

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:00:00 EST

This document provides interim guidance on which groups should be vaccinated with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) to prevent pneumococcal infections during the outbreak of novel influenza A(H1N1).



H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Summary

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:30:00 EST

Map includes both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu activity. During week 21 (May 24 - 30, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



Audio and Transcript for June 11 CDC Press Briefing

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:05:00 EST

This document provides interim guidance for domestic and international flights originating from areas affected by the swine influenza A (H1N1) and will be updated as needed. (Updated to reflect the recent changes to the mask and respirator guidance.)



Audio Public Service Announcement (PSA): Novel H1N1 Flu

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:00:00 EST

Updated to reflect the recent changes to the mask and respirator guidance.



Interim guidance for use of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine during novel influenza A (H1N1) outbreak

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:30:00 EST

This document provides updated interim guidance for crew members and passengers of cruise ships originating from or stopping in ports in areas affected by the novel H1N1 influenza virus outbreak. (Updated to reflect the recent changes to the mask and respirator guidance.)



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending May 30, 2009

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EST

It's uncertain at this time how serious or severe this novel H1N1 virus will be in terms of how many people infected will develop serious complications or die or how this new virus may affect the U.S. during its upcoming influenza season in the fall and winter. Because this is a new virus, most people will have little or no immunity against it, and illness may be more severe and widespread as a result. In addition, currently there is no vaccine to protect against this novel H1N1 virus. CDC anticipates that there will be more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths associated with this new virus.



UPDATE: Interim Guidance to Assist Airline Flight Deck and Cabin Crew in Identifying Passengers Who May Have Swine Influenza

Wed, 03 Jun 2009 11:00:00 EST

As of 11 AM, June 5, CDC is reporting 13,217 confirmed and probable cases and 27 deaths in 52 states and territories (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico).



UPDATE: Interim Guidance -- HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Considerations for Clinicians Regarding Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

Tue, 02 Jun 2009 09:28:00 EST

Why are the case counts updated only once a week? How often is the flu activity map updated? Why is CDC now reporting both confirmed and probable cases? Why does the flu activity map include both novel H1N1 flu and seasonal flu? How can I learn more about cases of novel H1N1 flu in my own state or community? More...



UPDATE: What Adults with HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (formerly called swine flu)

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:00:00 EST

As of 11 AM, June 3, CDC is reporting 11,054 confirmed and probable cases and 17 deaths in 52 states and territories (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico).



UPDATE: Interim Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Guidance for Cruise Ships

Sat, 30 May 2009 16:00:00 EST

New page with links to two American Sign Language Videos



H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update, June 5, 2009

Fri, 29 May 2009 16:30:00 EST

As of 11 AM, June 1, CDC is reporting 10,053 confirmed and probable cases and 17 deaths in 51 states (including the District of Columbia).



Questions and Answers About CDC's Online Reporting

Fri, 29 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

Map includes both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu activity. During week 20 (May 17 - 23, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



Audio and Transcript for June 4 CDC Press Briefing

Thu, 28 May 2009 16:30:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 27, CDC is reporting 8,975 confirmed and probable cases and 15 deaths in 49 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update, June 3, 2009

Wed, 27 May 2009 12:45:00 EST

The guidance in this document reflects what we currently know about the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. As additional information becomes available, the guidance may be updated.



Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Tue, 26 May 2009 17:45:00 EST

New Questions Added: How severe is illness associated with this novel H1N1 flu virus? How does novel H1N1 flu compare to seasonal flu in terms of its severity and infection rates?



H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Situation Update, June 1, 2009

Tue, 26 May 2009 11:15:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues its response to the novel H1N1 Flu outbreak. To this end, CDC continues to develop and update guidance documents and provide other information.



General Business and Workplace Guidance for the Prevention of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Flu in Workers

Mon, 25 May 2009 11:15:00 EST

DSAT Guidance on CDC Import Permits for Swine-Originated Flu



Weekly FluView Map and Surveillance Report for Week Ending May 23, 2009

Sun, 24 May 2009 18:00:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 25, CDC is reporting 6,764 confirmed and probable cases and 10 deaths in 48 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



Friday Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/29/09)

Sat, 23 May 2009 11:30:00 EST

Provides interim guidance specific for correctional facilities during the outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus to ensure continuation of essential public services and protection of the health and safety of inmates, staff and visitors.



Post-mortem Care and Safe Autopsy Procedures for Novel H1N1 Influenza

Sat, 23 May 2009 09:00:00 EST

This guidance has been updated to refine the specimen sampling recommendations and to provide more detailed shipping instructions.



Audio and Transcript for May 28 CDC Press Briefing

Fri, 22 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

This document provides updated interim guidance on the use of facemasks and respirators for decreasing the exposure to novel influenza A (H1N1) virus.



UPDATED H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

Thu, 21 May 2009 19:09:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 22, CDC is reporting 6,552 confirmed and probable cases and 9 deaths in 48 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Info Service Message: New and Updated CDC Guidance Related to Novel H1N1 Flu

Wed, 20 May 2009 15:15:00 EST

A list of links to the official H1N1 flu websites of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.



DSAT Guidance on CDC Import Permits for Swine-Originated Flu

Wed, 20 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

Translated into Arabic, French, Russian and Simplified Chinese.



Monday Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/25/09)

Tue, 19 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

Translated into Arabic, French, Russian and Simplified Chinese.



Interim Guidance for Correctional and Detention Facilities on Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

Tue, 19 May 2009 09:45:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 20, CDC has 5,710 confirmed and probable cases in 48 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



Guidelines for the Submission of Tissue Specimens for the Pathologic Evaluation of Influenza Virus Infections

Mon, 18 May 2009 16:30:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 19, CDC has 5,469 confirmed and probable cases in 48 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



Interim Recommendations for Facemask and Respirator Use to Reduce Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Transmission

Mon, 18 May 2009 12:00:00 EST

During week 18 (May 3 - 9, 2009), influenza activity remained at approximately the same level as last week in the United States, indicating that there are higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.



Daily Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/22/09)

Fri, 15 May 2009 13:30:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 18, CDC has 5,123 confirmed and probable cases in 48 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



H1N1 Flu Resources From State Health Departments

Fri, 15 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 15, CDC has 4,714 confirmed and probable cases in 47 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



Swine Flu Information for Concerned Parents and Caregivers

Thu, 14 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 14, CDC has 4,298 confirmed and probable cases in 47 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

Thu, 14 May 2009 00:00:00 EST

In this podcast, CDC's Dr. Barbara Reynolds discusses best practices in crisis and emergency risk communication.



Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)

Wed, 13 May 2009 19:30:00 EST

This podcast helps businesses understand how novel H1N1 flu can affect their business and how to keep their workers and worksites safe.



Daily Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/20/09)

Wed, 13 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

This guidance is for laboratory workers who may be processing or performing diagnostic testing on clinical specimens from patients with suspected H1N1 virus infection, or performing viral isolation.



Daily Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/19/09)

Wed, 13 May 2009 00:00:00 EST

As of 11 AM, May 13, CDC has confirmed 3,352 confirmed cases in 45 states (including the District of Columbia). CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC's response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat.



FluView Surveillance Report: 2008-2009 Influenza Season, Week 18 ending May 9, 2009

Tue, 12 May 2009 15:00:00 EST

In this podcast, Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven Galson discusses what you can do to protect yourself from H1N1 flu.



Audio and Transcript for May 18 CDC Press Briefing

Tue, 12 May 2009 12:30:00 EST

The following novel Influenza A (H1N1) data collection forms are being made available for use by public health officials, and for researchers and clinicians in the medical and academic communities both in the United States and in other countries.



Daily Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/18/09)

Tue, 12 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

This page is designed to give clinicians access to the latest guidelines and information on the evolving novel H1N1 influenza investigation.



Audio and Transcript for May 15 CDC Press Briefing

Mon, 11 May 2009 20:30:00 EST

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): Resources for Laboratories



Daily Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/15/09)

Mon, 11 May 2009 15:00:00 EST

CDC reports additional confirmed human infections and hospitalizations from this outbreak in additional states.



Daily Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/14/09)

Mon, 11 May 2009 13:00:00 EST

This document provides interim guidance for state and local health departments conducting investigations of human cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. The case definitions are for the purpose of public health investigations of suspected, probable, and confirmed cases.



Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications: Best Practices

Mon, 11 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues its response to the novel H1N1 Flu outbreak.



Podcast - Novel H1N1 Flu - Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Mon, 11 May 2009 00:00:00 EST

In this podcast, CDC's Dr. Joe Bresee describes how to prevent giving and getting novel H1N1 flu.



UPDATED H1N1 Virus Biosafety Guidelines for Laboratory Workers

Sun, 10 May 2009 11:26:00 EST

This new document provides interim guidance for state, local, territorial, and tribal officials to use in developing recommendations for large public gatherings in their communities.



Daily Update - H1N1 (Swine Flu) (5/13/09)

Sun, 10 May 2009 11:00:00 EST

During week 17 (April 26 - May 2, 2009), influenza activity increased in the United States.