Mitigating the Spread of A/H1N1 Flu: Lessons Learned from Past Outbreaks
A new A/H1N1 influenza (flu) strain was identified in Mexico City on April, 2009. Within weeks, 590 confirmed cases with 26 deaths had been reported in Mexico; 140 cases in Canada; 403 in 38 states across the USA; and about 1500 cases in 25 nations in Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Asia. The preliminary reports suggest that 2009 A/H1N1 outbreak bore similarities to the 1918 HIN1 flu outbreak and the WHO pandemic alert classification quickly rose from level 3 to 5. In this workshop, we will review the course of the epidemic, the interventions used to slow its spread, and the preparations for the future.
This workshop will focus on:
• How can we apply what have we learned from previous epidemics to help slow the spread of this virus?
• How useful has past knowledge been in dealing with current outbreaks?
• What is our current state of preparedness?
• Do we have enough vaccines and antiviral drugs to treat every person that needs it in the USA? What about other countries?
- The Decision Theater
- The Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center
- The School of Human Evolution and Social Change
- The School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
- The School of Life Sciences
- The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs
- The Offices of the Provost and President
- The Southwest Consortium for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology
- Center for Bio-Security Science at LANL
- Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
- Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI)
- The Mathematics for Information Technology and Complex Systems
- Centre for Disease Modeling and Public Health Agency of Canada