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Understanding Swine Flu: A Panel of Experts
Description: If you missed this panel on May 8th 2009, listen to it here!
Date: 02 June 2009
Author: Jerry Spiegel, Craig Stephen, Richard Mathias, Annalee Yassi

The spread of the H1N1 virus from its first confirmed cases on April 24 prompted the World Health Organization to warn five days later that the first influenza pandemic since 1968 was "imminent." Mexico has seen more than 600 cases of H1N1, the virus has appeared in over twenty countries and over half of U.S. states and 8 Canadian provinces. It has now spread from humans back to swine. 

On May 8th 2009, the Liu Institute, together with the School of Population and Public Health and the Centre for International Health, hosted an expert panel who discussed perspectives on the outbreak and how governments, international organizations, and civil society groups are addressing it.

Follow the links below to listen to the panelists and to download the presentation slides.

Introduction & Understanding Global health risks  -  Dr. Jerry Spiegel, Liu Institute for Global Issues
here to listen (10 mins, 9.4MB).
Click here to download the presentation slides.

Understanding Animal-Human Transmission - Dr. Craig Stephen, Centre for Coastal Health
Click here to listen (20 mins, 18.6MB)

Click here to download the presentation slides.

Understanding Public health risk  -  Dr. Richard Mathias, School of Population & Public Health
Click here to listen (19 mins, 18.2MB)

Understanding Care-giver safety  -  Dr. Annalee Yassi, Global Health Research Program
Click here to listen (15 mins, 13.8MB)

Click here to download the presentation slides.

Questions & Discussion
Click here to listen (14 mins, 13.3MB)

Please click here to download the poster.

(All panelists are affiliated with UBC's School of Population & Public Health)

Sponsored by the Liu Institute for Global Issues, School of Population and Public Health and Centre for International Health.


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