Submissions/Wikimedia and the A/H1N1 flu: a documented pandemic

From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission

Wikimedia and the A/H1N1 flu: a documented pandemic.

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Vladimir Herman Miguel, CLT.

E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)

El Ágora.

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

FM-BUAP Laboratory for Immunolobiology Research.

Personal homepage or blog

User description in Spanish Wikipedia.

Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

The outbreak of A/H1N1 pandemic flu during 2009, also known like Swine flu, happened as a transcendental event in the social, political, economic, journalist, scientific and cultural area, in the recent history of the world, due to the fact that it generated an enviroment of uncertainty and poverty in to feel of the community in general. The rapidity as events occurred and many opposing opinions propitiated speculation brings over of the real nature of the virus and the disease that they originated the pandemic of influenza. For such of a motive across an extensive review of the content published in the diverse projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, furthermore some scientific publications in the matter, I present a synthesis about the brings over of what this epidemic was indeed, his scopes and his problematic; besides the message that leaves us and the possible consequences that it will have in the future. The presentation tries to show us a more extensive panorama of the causal agent, his epidemiology, his pathogen and his clinic. The conclusions on the basis of it try to extend the understanding of the users of Wikimedia on the infectious diseases and how we prune to confront better later events of this nature.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)

People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration.

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?

Yes; what would really stop would be if it was not obtaining the scholarship.

Slides or further information (optional)

I wait to be able to collaborate with you and to be able to be present at the great event. God blesses them.

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