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Special Subjects: Pandemic Flu

From MTA

YouTube videos on pandemic flu

A Pandemic Flu Primer poster

See our Environmental Health & Safety section for more information.

Materials for MTA Leaders
Local presidents can log in for information about local planning and bargaining issues.

Public Health Information

Mass. Dept. of Public Health Influenza Web Site
http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
http://www.pandemicflu.gov

School & Campus Planning Checklists:
Prek-12 School Districts: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/pdf/schoolchecklist.pdf
Higher Education: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/pdf/colleges_universities.pdf

Centers for Disease Control Flu Information for Schools
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/qa.htm

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

Prevention/Hygiene

Podcast: All you have to do is wash your hands
http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=11072

Stopping Germs at Home, Work and School
http://www.cdc.gov/germstopper/home_work_school.htm

Ounce of Prevention
Tips and streaming video about the steps and benefits of effective hand washing.
http://www.cdc.gov/ounceofprevention/

Clean Hands Saves Lives
http://www.cdc.gov/cleanhands/

BAM! Body and Mind. Teacher's Corner:
http://www.bam.gov/teachers/epidemiology_hand_wash.html

CDC TV - Put Your Hands Together
http://www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/HandsTogether

Cover your Cough Posters
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/covercough.htm

Lesson Plans/Resources

The Deadly Virus 
The influenza epidemic of 1918, which began in Massachusetts, swept the world, killing an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Documents and photos from the National Archives

Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu
For middle and high school science classes, Uses the 1918 influenza pandemic to teach about the use of electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting. PBS also offers video clips from the Secrets of the Dead program through this Web site.

Geographic Diffusion of Disease: The Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919
National Geographic Society lesson plan for high schools.

Pandemics and Security
Developed by a former teacher for the Foreign Policy Association for high school social studies and current events classes. 

Twitter

HealthMap
http://twitter.com/healthmap

CDC Emergency
http://twitter.com/CDCemergency

MTA
http://twitter.com/massteacher