Swine Flu Resources
In public health emergencies, such as the recent swine flu outbreak, it is important to not get caught up in the media hype, but to go right to informed sources for non-sensational information.
If you would like information about the swine flu outbreak, we recommend the following resources:
- The Center for Disease Control has an informational page, as does the World Heath Organization.
- The blog called Effect Measure, a part of the Scienceblogs network, is a great source for information about the swine flu and is written by senior public health scientists and practitioners.
- Searching through some of Baylor’s scientific and medical databases (particularly PubMed and ScienceDirect), one can find numerous articles on zoonotic diseases (swine flu is one example of this type of disease), including this review article published in 2007:
Cases of Swine Influenza in Humans: A Review of the Literature
Kendall P. Myers, Christopher W. Olsen, and Gregory C. Gray
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2007 44:8, 1084-1088
- Baylor University is also monitoring the situation in Texas.