TMA Is Your Source For Swine Flu Outbreak Information
UPDATE: Governor Perry Issues Disaster Proclamation for Swine Influenza
"There's no need to panic. State level of preparedness is at the appropriate level," Governor Rick Perry, April 29, 2009.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has declared a national public health emergency. One school district in Texas is closed, and Gov. Rick Perry has ordered nearly 1 million courses of antiviral medication. It's not time to panic, but the Texas Department of State Health Services has guidance for physicians who encounter patients with flu-like symptoms. To keep members informed of the latest news and clinical suggestions, we've established a swine flu resource center on the TMA Web site. We will keep it up to date so you can stay up to date and answer your patients' questions. DSHS has established a toll-free swine flu hotline for physicians and providers. Call (877) 623-6274.
Are you looking for educational materials about influenza and the flu vaccine? CDC's Flu Gallery contains educational materials for use during the upcoming influenza immunization season. These materials reflect CDC's vaccination recommendations and highlight the benefits of influenza vaccination. The Gallery contains print materials such as flyers, posters, and brochures, in color and black and white, English and Spanish. Many of the materials can be reproduced on an office printer. You can also have the materials printed by a professional (offset) printer.
We encourage you to visit the online gallery often because, as vaccine supply information changes, we will upload new materials that address expanded audiences, or new recommendations about which groups vaccine should be directed toward. Additionally, if vaccine supply is still strong toward the end of November, we will post "late season" promotion materials to the gallery which will remind people that it is not too late to get vaccinated against influenza in December and beyond.
Articles and Reports
- Swine Flu Alerts and Resources
- MMWR Warns of Oseltamivir-Resistant Flu ( Action , Dec. 15, 2008)
- Google: Explore Flu Trends Across the U.S. (Google, Nov. 12, 2008)
- So Far, So Good: Flu Vaccine Supply Appears Adequate ( Texas Medicine , March 2008)
- The Vaccine Advisory (Department of State Health Services)
- DSHS Encourages Annual Flu Shots (Oct. 2, 2007)
- Symposium on Pandemic Influenza ( Texas Medicine , October 2007)
- World is Halfway to Influenza Pandemic, Texas Medicine Reports (February 2007)
- CDC Telebriefing on Influenza Vaccine Supply and Distribution
- Pandemic Influenza: The State of the Science ( PDF )
- National Influenza Vaccine Summit (2006-2007, CDC)
- Pandemic Influenza Update ( PDF ) (August 2006)
- Influenza Vaccine for the 2007-2008 Season ( Influenza Connection newsletter from Sanofi Pasteur, March 2007)
- Clinicians Claim They'd Work in Face of Flu Pandemic (MedPage Today, April 18, 2006)
- Materials for the 2007-08 Flu Season (CDC)
- Positive Results Reported for Flu Vaccine Trial (Medscape Today)
- Respiratory Viral Infections (Medscape Today)
- Making Better Influenza Virus Vaccines (Medscape Today)
- No Magic Bullet Seen to Control Influenza Pandemic (Medscape Today)
- Prevention and Control of Influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization ( MMWR )
- Preparation, Planning Key to Pandemic Flu Containment (Nov. 2, 2005, American Medical Association)
Last Updated On
October 16, 2012