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<div style="text-align:center;"><br /><big>'''Welcome to the Flu Wiki'''</big><br />Documenting the current Flu outbreak with a wiki that [[Help:Editing|anyone can edit]]</div>
 
<div style="text-align:center;"><br /><big>'''Welcome to the Flu Wiki'''</big><br />Documenting the current Flu outbreak with a wiki that [[Help:Editing|anyone can edit]]</div>
   
The new strain of [[swine flu]] was first identified in [[Mexico]] in April 2009. Cases have been confirmed across the [[United States]], [[Canada]], [[Spain]], the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], [[Brazil]], [[Israel]], [[New Zealand]], [[Australia]], [[Costa Rica]] and [[Germany]]. It has caused deaths in Mexico and one in the United States, but not elsewhere.
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This is an '''emergency effort''' of volunteers from across the world:
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# To rapidly coordinate [[Initiatives|various global initiative]]s to deal with the flu
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# To provide a central place for [[Governments|efforts to contain the outbreak]]
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# To provide [[Individuals|reassurance to the afflicted]]
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To accomplish this mission we must put in a ''rapid'' action force that is focused on supporting the initiatives, help coordinate containment and provide reassurance to the afflicted. Please involve your family, friends, colleagues in this effort to build an ''integrated'' Information system to deal with the flu.
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As you know this new strain of [[swine flu]] was first identified in [[Mexico]] in April 2009. Cases have been confirmed across the [[United States]], [[Canada]], [[Spain]], the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], [[Brazil]], [[Israel]], [[New Zealand]], [[Australia]], [[Costa Rica]] and [[Germany]]. It has caused deaths in Mexico and one in the United States, but not elsewhere.
   
 
There are other ''suspected'' cases across [[Europe]], [[Guatemala]] and [[South America]]. No cases have been reported in [[Asia]] or [[Africa]].
 
There are other ''suspected'' cases across [[Europe]], [[Guatemala]] and [[South America]]. No cases have been reported in [[Asia]] or [[Africa]].
   
As a reminder, [http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm over 36,000 people in the US die annually due to the Flu]. That's around 100 per day or 700 per week, and since the deaths are not distributed evenly throughout the year, it is not unusual to have over 1,000 deaths from flu in a week. Keep this perspective as this story progresses. While the new strain may cause a higher number of deaths, it is crucial to remember that flus come and go naturally, and overreacting (as well as under-reacting) does not help.
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This has the possibility of turning [[Pandemic|pandemic]], so speed is of essence in dealing with the crisis.
   
 
Bookmark this wiki to stay informed, and share the link to help others get informed. This wiki is dedicated to sharing accurate information without scaremongering.<br /><br />
 
Bookmark this wiki to stay informed, and share the link to help others get informed. This wiki is dedicated to sharing accurate information without scaremongering.<br /><br />

Revision as of 18:23, April 29, 2009


Welcome to the Flu Wiki
Documenting the current Flu outbreak with a wiki that anyone can edit

This is an emergency effort of volunteers from across the world:

  1. To rapidly coordinate various global initiatives to deal with the flu
  2. To provide a central place for efforts to contain the outbreak
  3. To provide reassurance to the afflicted

To accomplish this mission we must put in a rapid action force that is focused on supporting the initiatives, help coordinate containment and provide reassurance to the afflicted. Please involve your family, friends, colleagues in this effort to build an integrated Information system to deal with the flu.


As you know this new strain of swine flu was first identified in Mexico in April 2009. Cases have been confirmed across the United States, Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica and Germany. It has caused deaths in Mexico and one in the United States, but not elsewhere.

There are other suspected cases across Europe, Guatemala and South America. No cases have been reported in Asia or Africa.

This has the possibility of turning pandemic, so speed is of essence in dealing with the crisis.

Bookmark this wiki to stay informed, and share the link to help others get informed. This wiki is dedicated to sharing accurate information without scaremongering.

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