This 2009 MMWR article describes the disproportionate number of H1N1 related deaths among American Indian/Alaska Natives. According to an investigation which spanned 12 states, the rate of H1N1 related deaths in AI/AN was 4.0 times higher than death rates for all other racial/ethnic populations.
This 2009 article outlines potential issues to consider in identifying and providing appropriate services for selected vulnerable populations within tribal communities. We also highlight pandemic influenza preparedness resources available to tribal leaders and their partners in state and local health departments, academia, community-based organizations, and the private sector.
This site provides up-to-date information on individual and family prepardness, clincial and public health gudielines, weekly epidemiology updates on the 2009 Influenza. A (H1N1) situation in IHS from the IHS Influenza Awareness System, other reosurces for education and treatment. 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Weekly Surveillance Reports