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Government Information: Swine Flu

Books on the Epidemic of 1976

Government resources regarding the 2009 H1N1 or "Swine flu" pandemic

SWINE FLU 1976

FAST FACTS:

  • In February 1976 there was a flu epidemic at Fort Dix in New Jersey. One U.S. Army recruit died.
  • Officially named A/New Jersey/76, the new "swine flu" virus strain was deemed similar to the "Spanish flu" pandemic of 1918 that caused tens of millions of deaths around the world.
  • The Federal government determined that the U.S. population should be vaccinated against the new swine flu, as soon as a vaccine could be developed.
  • By October 1976, 45 million people, 25 percent of the U.S. population, had been vaccinated.
  • While there was only the single U.S. death from the 1976 swine flu, 32 Americans died from complications related to the vaccine.
  • The immunization program was officially halted on December 16, 1976.

 

Recommended for an overview of the epidemic & list of 1976 swine flu government documents:

(Bowling Green State University library resource guide)

documents on the epidemic of 1976

DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW ARE LOCATED IN BASEMENT

Govt Documents, Federal:

The swine flu affair : decision-making on a slippery disease / Richard E. Neustadt, Harvey V. Fineberg
U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1978.
Call number: HE 1.2:Sw 6

Larkin, Timothy."The New Flu: What It Is and What Is Being Done About It.";
FDA Consumer. 10:4 (May 1976) p.4-11.
Call number: HE 20.4010:10/4

Larkin, Timothy. "Gearing Up To Prevent a Flu Epidemic," 
FDA Consumer
. 10:8 (October 1976) p.10-13.
Call number: HE 20.4010:10/8

Review and evaluation of the swine flu immunization program : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session ... September 16, 1977.
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1977 [i.e 1978]
Call number: Y 4.In 8/4:95-50

Swine flu immunization program, 1976 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session ... April 1 and August 5, 1976.
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1976.
Call number: Y 4.L 11/2:F 67/976

Suspension of the swine flu immunization program, 1976 : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session ... December 17, 1976.
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1977.
Call number: Y 4.L 11/2:Sw 6/976

 

Govt documents, Microfiche (located in cabinets):

The swine flu program : an unprecedented venture in preventive medicine, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare : report to the Congress / by the Comptroller General of the United States.
[Washington : U.S. General Accounting Office], 1977.
Call number: GA 1.13:HRD-77-115

Patty Jean Tipton and her husband, Ronald Tipton : report (to accompany S. 1488).
[Washington, D.C.? : U.S. G.P.O., 1984]
Call number: Y 1.1/5:98-376