HealthLandscape Maps the H1N1 Outbreak Across the Country

“A critical component of pandemic preparedness and response is the nation’s healthcare infrastructure. The current H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak, and its still unknown virulence and mortality rate, can act as a wakeup call to state and local health policy makers and planners who will guide the nation’s response. This interactive map provides county-level counts of H1N1 (Swine Flu) cases, and details on the Healthcare Resources and the Healthcare Workforce in the United States. Total Cases: 11,440”
– www.healthlandscape.org.”

To view the interactive version of this map and to see the number of cases per county across the country please click here.

(Picture taken from: https://www.healthlandscape.org/h1n1/index.cfm)

“Updated as new information becomes available with data on U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection reported by the CDC and state health departments where cases are reported. Where inconsistencies exist, we attempt to reconcile through reviews of media reports in the states where cases are reported. According to the CDC, the ongoing outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) continues to expand in the United States and internationally. CDC expects that more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths from this outbreak will occur over the coming days and weeks. For more information, see CDC H1N1 Flu. A complete listing of state health departments is available here on the CDC website. Data for MN, UT, and VA are reported by region or health district, and the map shows all cases in a centrally located county.” (HealthLandscape)

“Confirmed Cases: 11,440 as of 6/11/2009 5:00PM EST. HealthLandscape total cases may lag CDC and state cases where county level data is unavailable.”

“Data Definitions and Sources:

  • 2006 non-federal Family Practice MDs (American Medical Association Master File)
  • 2006 non-federal General Practice MDs (American Medical Association Master File)
  • 2005 Registered Nurses, hospital-based only, does not include registered nurses in private physician offices, nursing facilities, etc. (American Hospital Assocation Survey)
  • 2005 Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms in short-term general hospitals (American Hospital Assocation Survey)
  • 2007 Population Estimate (US Census Bureau)
  • 2005 Estimated Persons in Poverty (US Census Bureau)
  • 2005 Persons Without Health Insurance (US Census Bureau)”

(Health Landscape)

Source: Information taken directly from HealthLandscape
https://www.healthlandscape.org/h1n1/index.cfm

Christine Irven, VERTICES intern

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