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  • EM Resource (Statewide Hospital Status-test version)
  • Maine Responds(Maine Emergency Volunteer Registry Portal)
  • EEDB SMRRC Coalition Emergency Equipment Data Base
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To protect the health and lives of people in Maine by strengthening the ability of health care agencies and partner organizations in Southern Maine (our Regional Healthcare Coalition) to detect, contain manage and prepare for public health threats, emergencies and disasters.

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Seasonal (or common) Influenza is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person. Most people have some immunity, and a vaccine is available.

Avian (or bird) Influenza is caused by influenza viruses that occur naturally among wild birds. The H5N1 variant is deadly to domestic fowl and can be transmitted from birds to humans. There is no human immunity and no vaccine is available.

Pandemic Influenza is virulent human flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness. Because there is little natural immunity, the disease can spread easily from person to person. Currently, there is a pandemic of swine Influenza.

Swine Influenza is caused by influenza viruses that occurs among swine (pigs). The H1N1 variant can be fatal to domestic swine and humans. It can be transmitted from pig to humans or human to human. There is no vaccine available, however anti virals medication do work on the most current strain.

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Flu News:flu

MIT explains spread of 1918 flu pandemic

Lessons from the Front Lines (Lessons from H1N1 by the Trust for Americas Health) click..

Physical Interventions May be Most Effective in Controlling Virus

HHS Assists States With Antiviral Drug Purchases

Second Report on Pandemic Planning Released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Announces Additional $225 Million for State and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Efforts

Don't count on federal bird flu rescue

Bird flu scenario dire, expert tells MDI audience

Steve Trockman York County Flu Presentation 8/8/06

Update: Influenza Activity US and Worldwide, May 21--September 9, 2006

World Death Toll Of a Flu Pandemic Would Be 62 Million
Study Says

Pandemic Influenza Planning in the United States from a Health Disparities Perspective

Public Response to Community Mitigation Measures for Pandemic Infl uenza


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  • USDA avian influenza site


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