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Center Reports on Pandemics

Need overview content that summarizes the Center of Bioethics research and reporting on the topic of pandemics.

Center Reports

Pandemic Influenza Guidelines and Policies

Pandemic Influenza Ethics

Legislation in Indiana

  • House Bill 1235
  • Indiana General Assembly Bill Watch – HEALTH, Disease Control Click on the Subject Listing (PDF), scroll to HEALTH, Disease Control


Additional Resources

  • Centers for Disease ControlĀ  and Prevention (CDC)
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
  • Flu Wiki

    Wikis are open to the general public, and anyone can post articles and resources. In reviewing the content on the Flu Wiki, please keep in mind that information should be verified for accuracy. Review the Editorial Policy of the site to understand the objectives of the Flu Wiki and the context of the information presented.

  • GenBank

    The World Health Organization, in 2006, welcomed an announcement that the Indonesian government had agreed to share with the global scientific community the genetic blueprints of the H5N1 avian flu viruses retrieved from human cases in that country. A WHO official said the Geneva-based organization has instructed the WHO reference laboratories that sequenced the viruses for Indonesia to deposit their blueprints into Genbank, a databank which places no restrictions on who can study the genetic information it contains. [With Indonesia’s say so, WHO to share bird flu data with scientific community, CBC News, August 4, 2006. Excerpt.]

  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Medline Plus
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)


    National Public Radio

    Use website search function and the keyword “pandemic” to locate podcasts, news briefs and reports.

  • Nature Magazine

    The May 26 issue of Nature features a collection of commentaries and other articles on pandemic and avian influenza.

    Pandemic Flu

  • University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics
  • World Health Organization

Translational Research Ethics Consult

The Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program of the Indiana CTSI provides consultations to help clarify and address ethical issues that arise when conducting translational research.

Request an Ethics Consult