5154.0 Latebreaking Epidemiologic Studies of H1N1 Influenza and Drinking Water

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This timely session will focus on H1N1 influenza and recent studies of drinking water. Three of the presentations will focus on H1N1, including discussions of 2 outbreaks in the United States and the accessibility of information about H1N1. Two other presentations of recent studies will examine the use of untreated rainwater for drinking and the impact of hermetically sealed wells on diarrheal illness.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the epidemiology of H1N1 infection in Chicago in spring-summer 2009. 2. Describe transmission of Influenza A/H1N1 (novel) virus in an elementary school. 3. Evaluate the effect of untreated rainwater on the incidence of community gastroenteritis.
Rashid Njai, MPH, PhD

12:35 PM
How Accessible was Information about H1N1? Literacy Assessments of CDC Guidance Documents for Different Audiences
Rajiv N. Rimal, PhD, Lisa Lagasse, MHS, Katherine Clegg Smith, PhD, J. Douglas Storey, PhD, Elizabeth Rhoades, Daniel J. Barnett, MD, MPH, Saad Omer, MPH PhD and Jonathan Links, PhD
12:50 PM
Outbreak of Novel H1N1 Influenza A Virus — Chicago, April–June 2009
Fadila Serdarevic, MD, MPH, Kathleen Ritger, MD, MPH, Julie Morita, MD, Roderick Jones, MPH, Kingsley Weaver, MPH, Joshua Jones, MD, Enrique Ramirez, Shamika Smith, MPH, Stephanie Black, MD, MS, Julio Fernandez, MC, CDC Novel Influenza Investigation Team and Susan Gerber, MD
1:05 PM
An outbreak of pandemic (H1N1) influenza in an elementary school, Pennsylvania, 2009
Tiffany L. Marchbanks, MPH, Achuyt Bhattarai, MD, Mŕria Moll, MD, FACP, Ryan Fagan, MD, Stephen Ostroff, MD, Samir Sodha, MD, MPH, Brent Ennis, BA, Phyllis Britz, RN, BSN and David Swerdlow, MD
1:20 PM
Incidence of gastrointestinal illness amongst participants in a randomised controlled trial investigating the use of untreated rainwater for drinking
Shelly Rodrigo, Martha Sinclair, Dr, Andrew Forbes, A/Prof, Karin Leder, A/Prof and David Cunliffe
1:35 PM
Impact of Hermetically Sealed Wells on Diarrheal Illness Among Flood-affected Rural Communities
Jennifer Lisa Chan, MD, MPH, Guillermo N. Morán O, Miriam T. Aschkenasy, MD, MPH, Lauren Rae Bateman, MPH, Karina Copen, MIA, MPH and P. Gregg Greenough, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Veterinary Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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