As countries prepare for the expected swine flu surge this fall, the ISN is taking this week to examine how they’re steeling themselves for the possible rise in cases.
In the ISN Special Report, Preparing for a Pandemic, Sara Kuepfer looks at the links between swine flu and globalization, while Shirya Malhotra suggests that visual and spatial analysis could help strengthen public health systems in the fight against the virus.
Also check out:
- Pandemic Preparedness in Asia from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, which examines preparedness models and highlights the roles of societal actors, in our Digital Library
- From the Center for Global Development, The Economic Implications of Epidemics Old and New, which analyzes the economic implications of the Great Plague, the 1918–19 flu epidemic, HIV/AIDS and SARS, also in our Digital Library
- The report of the Consultation on Surveillance for Pandemic Influenza from the World Health Organization
And as always, we’ll be updating the site with more on the subject throughout the coming days.