Navigation Links
Harvard Medical School Releases Special Health Report on Swine Flu
Date:4/28/2009

A new report from Harvard Medical School explains how and why the swine flu virus is threatening humans and describes what to do if the infection reaches your community.

Boston, MA (Vocus) April 28, 2009 -- A new report from Harvard Medical School explains how and why the swine flu virus is threatening humans and describes what to do if the infection reaches your community.

The United States government declared a public health emergency as a result of an increasing number of cases of swine flu, a new type of influenza virus that contains genes from pig (swine), bird and human influenza viruses. Although the effect of the disease in the United States has been mild thus far, swine flu has killed many people in Mexico, and is spreading around the globe.

The infection is spreading in the U.S., Mexico, and other parts of the world. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have expressed concern that the illness could turn into a global pandemic. Global pandemics can cause great suffering, economic losses, and loss of life.

In response, Harvard Health Publications (HHP), a Division of Harvard Medical School, has published a Special Health Report, Swine Flu: How to understand your risk and protect your health. The report explains what the illness is, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how families and businesses can protect themselves against it--written in language that anyone can understand. The report can be purchased electronically in PDF file format, for download from the HHP Web site: www.health.harvard.edu/SF.

The 43-page Special Health Report answers questions such as:

  • What is an influenza virus, and how does it cause infection?
  • What is swine flu, and what is a pandemic?
  • What are the symptoms of swine flu, and how are they different from regular flu?
  • How serious and contagious could the swine flu epidemic be?
  • What has happened in past pandemics of influenza?
  • Is a vaccine available?
  • How is swine flu treated?
  • What can I do to protect myself and my family?
  • What should I expect if a pandemic hits?
  • How can businesses prepare for a swine flu pandemic?

Harvard Health Publications will also maintain a Flu Resource Center web page (www.health.harvard.edu/flu) that includes the latest information on the number of reported swine flu cases, the number of deaths, the countries where cases have been reported, travel restrictions, and other frequently changing information, as well as general influenza information.

Harvard Health Publications will also frequently update the Special Health Report itself, as major new developments occur in this dynamic new epidemic. People who purchase the Report will receive e-mails alerting them that an updated version of the report is available to them, for free, from the Harvard Health Publications Web site.

Swine Flu: How to understand your risk and protect your health is available for $18 from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Order it online at www.health.harvard.edu/SF.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Harvard_Health/Swine_Flu/prweb2367684.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Harvard Medical School Prostate Disease Website Guides Patients Through Decision-Making Process
2. Harvard Business School Publishes Case Study on Youth Villages in North Carolina
3. Harvard Business School Publishes Case Study on Youth Villages-Intercept in Texas
4. New Interview on E-Health Records with Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health on Talking Technology
5. Harvard Vanguard Cures Data Backup Ills With EMC Avamar
6. Tomato Products Wellness Council Joins Harvard Medical School and the Culinary Institute of America to Take Part in Healthy Kitchen, Healthy Lives April 2-5, 2009
7. Runaway Health Care Costs: 12 Ways You Can Rein Them in, from the Harvard Health Letter
8. Press Ganey and Harvards Forces of Change Announce 2nd Annual Collaboration
9. Harvard Health Publications Launches Online Stress Resource Center
10. Harvard Health Publications Launches New Consumer Website
11. New Strategies for the New Year: Resolving to break an addiction? Help from Harvard Medical School
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Harvard Medical School Releases Special Health Report on Swine Flu 
(Date:1/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal , the official journal of The American ... on lower eyelid retraction surgery. The procedure is designed to correct drooping, retracted ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... Chief Executive Officer of the medical device company, effective immediately. , “This is ... “Kevin has a strong track record in medical device market development and ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Whole Health Supply, LLC is announcing the release of an updated version of ... purchase. , The 2017 edition has wide jaws that will accommodate nails up to ... well as diabetics. This handle is reinforced for extra strength when pressing down on dense ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... , ... Wondering where to go this Valentine's Day? Well, there is a ... romantic, lobster feast in the comfort of your own home. Lobster Gram is introducing ... be featured until February 15th, 2017. , Romantic Dinner one is Lobster Gram's ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... 2017 , ... According to a December 9 article ... the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease. Southern California based ... linked to a Mediterranean diet are only some of the many reasons that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... 2017  Rigel Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: RIGL ) ... 16, 2017 the Compensation Committee of Rigel,s Board of ... purchase an aggregate of 214,000 shares of common stock ... to the Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Inducement Plan, as amended, ... into employment with Rigel, in accordance with NASDAQ Listing ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... -- CBDRx, the world,s premiere nutraceutical hemp company, is ... extract to Veteran,s groups across the country. ... to Veteran,s groups across the United States.  Passion is ... world and through their passion, CBDRx honors our Veterans ... hemp extract available. ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... -- Le conseil d,administration de SurgaColl Technologies Ltd., ... la régénération de tissus humains, annonce la nomination de ... effet immédiat. ... Bill est un dirigeant expérimenté à l,international dans l,industrie ... générale et de direction au sein de sociétés internationales spécialisées ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: