Less than one year ago, on 11 June 2009, the WHO declared the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. Although it is not over yet, there are lessons to be learned from the information gathered during the period.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs unveiled the first stage of its pandemic plan for the approaching flu season late yesterday. The plan includes the creation of kits for people living on Manitoba's remote reserves.
Knowing now that HNS1 is spreading in different parts of the world, experts are meeting to talk about how to mitigate the spread of the disease. Science and history form the platform for strategies to slow the spread of pandemic flu.