H1N1 (Swine flu)

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  • Joseph Bresee, M.D., Chief, CDC Influenza Division's Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, explains the origins, transmission, symptoms, severity, contagiousness of, and treatments for H1N1, or swine flu. Includes CDC's recommendations for antiviral medicines. Covers health behaviors to practice if one becomes ill with swine flu, and emergency warning signs in children and in adults that require urgent medical attention.


  • Video files available in both streaming (5 min., 46 sec., SWF file, sd., col.) and downloadable (5 min., 46 sec., WMV and MP4 files, sd., col.) formats. Downloadable WMV files available in small, medium, and high resolutions; downloadable MP4 file available in medium resolution.
  • Closed-captioned; open-captioned version available as downloadable MP4 file only.
  • Title from video home page.
  • "Source: Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Influenza Division (CCID/NCIRD/ID)"--Video home page.
  • "Release date: 4/29/2009"--Video home page.
  • Accompanied by transcript in PDF format.
  • System requirements: Internet browser; Adobe Flash Player for streaming files; multimedia software player such as Windows Media Player or RealPlayer for downloadable files.
  • Mode of access: Internet via the CDC-TV web site. Address as of 12/15/09: ; current access available via PURL.
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