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CanPREP is an innovative and interdisciplinary project based out of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto aimed at addressing the ethical challenges that arise in preparing for and responding to a pandemic.

This portal functions as a communication hub, connecting members of the CanPREP team, policy makers, health care workers, and members of the public to each other and to the resources they need.

We welcome you to explore CanPREP’s comprehensive and up-to-date database of ethics resources, including journal articles, media reports, and policy documents.


In The News

Tracking the Progress of H1N1 Swine Flu
Flu Tracker - July 7, 2009
A world map showing confirmed swine flu cases.
WHO Disease Outbreak News: Swine influenza - Daily Situation Update
World Health Organization - July 7, 2009
Daily Influenza A(H1N1) Update. Update includes worldwide confirmed cases and deaths, along with WHO travel recommendations.
Cases of H1N1 Flu Virus in Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) - July 7, 2009
A detailed daily update of swine flu cases in Canada.
Swine flu fears spur Canada to stock up on ventilators
The Globe and Mail - July 7, 2009
But because this flu disproportionately hits younger people, it has become a choice of giving veltilators to one young person or another young person, said Dr. Ross Upshur, Director at the Joint Centre for Bioethics in Toronto. "This is a scenario that no one had actually anticipated."
H1N1 flu cases top 1,000 in Alberta
The Edmonton Journal - July 7, 2009
"We're starting to see some impact on our health services and hospitals and intensive care units. The number of infections is gradually climbing. The number of people admitted to hospitals is gradually climbing...We were kind of hoping it was going to settle down for the summer. At the moment, it's not settling down. It's gradually increasing" said Dr. Mark Joffe.
Swine flu: More deaths on Prairies
Vancouver SunJuly 7, 2009
A second Albertan, a fifth Manitoban and a child from Saskatchewan have died after contracting the H1N1 swine flu virus. The victim from Saskatchewan was a child under the age of 10, the province's Health Department said.
First Nations pandemic teams bracing for fall flu carnage
The National PostJuly 6, 2009
Christian Edwards, the community's fire chief and pandemic plan co-ordinator, said he has faith in flu-fighting plans, and that the communities will be equipped to deal with the outbreak. "The world today is more ready than it's ever been to cope with a pandemic," he said.
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