Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education
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H5N6 avian influenza reported in Hunan, 14th human case seen in China | Outbreak News Today

H5N6 avian influenza reported in Hunan, 14th human case seen in China | Outbreak News Today | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
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The Next Epidemic — Lessons from Ebola — NEJM

The Next Epidemic — Lessons from Ebola — NEJM | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — The Next Epidemic — Lessons from Ebola
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Infographic: What's Hot in Data Science in 2015

Infographic: What's Hot in Data Science in 2015 | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this infographic, the data scientists at CrowdFlower share their predictions about which topics will dominate the data science conversation in 2015.
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Data science - virtually unheard off 5 years ago - is getting hotter!

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CDC: Flu has reached epidemic levels, 15 child deaths so far

CDC: Flu has reached epidemic levels, 15 child deaths so far | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Flu season can pose a dangerous threat to kids.
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Quarantine ordered for troops returning from W. Africa

Despite White House complaints about states imposing strict quarantines of health care workers returning from Ebola-stricken nations, top commanders are recommending just that for military troops.
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Isolation and containment causes inconvenience for the quarantined people affected, but that is the proper way to handle contagious outbreak situations in society.

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CDC Online Newsroom - Ebola Outbreak - 2014

CDC Online Newsroom - Ebola Outbreak - 2014 | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ebola Outbreak - 2014
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Infographics for effective communication

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Top 10 Ebola Response Planning Tips: Ebola Readiness Self-Assessment for State and Local Public Health Officials | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC

Top 10 Ebola Response Planning Tips: Ebola Readiness Self-Assessment for State and Local Public Health Officials | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Top 10 Ebola Response Planning Tips: Ebola Readiness Self-Assessment for State and Local Public Health Officials - CDC
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The new threat that is more than news. It is become a global and local event.

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What’s New in Digital and Social Media Research: The realities of citizen journalism, and new possibilities for transparency

What’s New in Digital and Social Media Research: The realities of citizen journalism, and new possibilities for transparency | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
How "bridging elites" help on Twitter, perceptions of news by a skeptical public, and Wikipedia pages as newsmaking destinations: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Editor’s note: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers?

Our friends at Journalist’s Resource, that’s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and they spend their time examining the new academic literature in media, social science, and other fields, summarizing the high points and giving you a point of entry. Here, John Wihbey sums up the top papers in digital media and journalism this month.

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Sierra Leone to Impose 3-Day Ebola Quarantine

Sierra Leone to Impose 3-Day Ebola Quarantine | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Starting Sept. 19, citizens will not be allowed to leave their homes in a bid to prevent the disease from spreading and to allow health workers to identify cases in the early stages.
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The idea of a whole country quarantine is now a reality

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Cure a moral ailment that allows Ebola to fell the poor - FT.com

Cure a moral ailment that allows Ebola to fell the poor - FT.com | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Until last week media coverage of the growing Ebola epidemic in west Africa, which the World Health Organisation has declared an international emergency, stated simply that there was no vaccine and no treatment for the disease, with its 60 per cent
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iLabs: PANDEMIC!!!! (The class) | NC Museum of Natural Sciences ...

iLabs: PANDEMIC!!!! (The class) | NC Museum of Natural Sciences ... | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Pandemic is a collaborative game in which all players have to work together to develop the cures to four pandemics, before times runs out and the diseases win. In essence, the players either lose together or win together.
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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
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More on the way soon! Meantime, enjoy these!

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The Start of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

The Start of the 1918 Flu Pandemic | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The 11th March 1918 is regarded by many historians and scientists as the day the first cases of the 1918 flu pandemic were reported. Within a few months the deadly strain of influenza had spread across the world, proving far more deadly than the First World War had been. At the U.S. Army base at …
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Trends in Technology-aided Learning: 2015 and Beyond

Trends in Technology-aided Learning: 2015 and Beyond | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
To call it an emerging trend would be an understatement. Today, the effectiveness as well as cost-effectiveness of technology-aided learning is an established fact – both within and outside the
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10 Experts Predict Digital Marketing Trends for 2015

10 Experts Predict Digital Marketing Trends for 2015 | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Are you wondering which digital marketing trends are going to dominate 2015 and which ones will die? I asked 10 marketing experts what their thoughts are on digital marketing trends for 2015 and was shocked to hear a lot of similar predictions come up. I didn’t brief any of them on what the other experts had said so every answer was genuine and unprovoked.
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Community will overtake pages - interesting thought and potential

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Cambridge Journals Online - Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness - Fulltext - Hubris: The Recurring Pandemic

Cambridge Journals Online - Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness - Fulltext - Hubris: The Recurring Pandemic | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The 2014 Ebola outbreak has been seen by many as a and an public health calamity. This article attempts to place this most current of epidemics, one currently struggling for pandemic status, in an historical frame. At least since the 1600s protocols and programs for the containment of epidemic disease have been known, and mapped. And yet it was almost six months after warnings about this epidemic were first sounded that incomplete programs of control and surveillance were instituted. In effect
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Good perspective on Eloba and other historical pandemics - its occurrence, response and outcomes.

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Questions and Answers on Ebola | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC

Questions and Answers on Ebola | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Good FAQ on protecting yourself and what you need to do in an eloba outbreak context

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Don’t Ban Laptops in the Classroom – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Don’t Ban Laptops in the Classroom – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the classroom as everywhere else, we must learn how to exercise control over our distraction impulse—not by some imposed rule, but by our own choice. Banning laptops—removing our choice to distract ourselves—is giving up on students, isn’t it?
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In the classroom as everywhere else, we must learn how to exercise control over our distraction impulse—not by some imposed rule, but by our own choice. Banning laptops—removing our choice to distract ourselves—is giving up on students, isn’t it?

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How Ebola Can Teach Us to Prepare for the Next Great Pandemic | WIRED

How Ebola Can Teach Us to Prepare for the Next Great Pandemic | WIRED | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The rapid increase of Ebola and MERS point toward the need to be vigilant, to anticipate, and to prepare for the next outbreak. While we don’t know what or when, we do know one thing: there will be another disease outbreak, posing a threat to both health and economy.
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My journey back to Ebola ground zero - FT.com

My journey back to Ebola ground zero - FT.com | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Get on that plane now! You know, they are crazy here!” shouts the manager of Kin Avia, a rare charter airline in the Democratic Republic of Congo with a decent safety track record. It is nearly 10am and for the past few hours we have been trying to
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First hand at first time information to Ebola land in 1976. Second time return back information with a strong personal touch at Ground Zero

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Where the Ebola outbreak is most likely to spread next

Where the Ebola outbreak is most likely to spread next | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Worries about the the worst outbreak in history intensifying within Africa trump concerns about cross-continent spread.
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Avian Flu Diary: Are Influenza Pandemic Viruses Members Of An Exclusive Club?

Avian Flu Diary: Are Influenza Pandemic Viruses Members Of An Exclusive Club? | Pandemic Flu: Awareness and Response for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Avian Flu Diary: Are Influenza Pandemic Viruses Members Of An Exclusive Club? http://t.co/3AqVOKi99g (Sourced by http://t.co/0rVypuOZ0C)
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