Washington, DC—May 4, 2009—
Because of the current public health emergency and worldwide concern about Influenza A H1N1 (swine flu), the American Society for Microbiology has made articles on H1N1 published within the past 6 months, November 2008 to May 2009, in ASM’s Journal of Virology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology
, and Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
freely available online. The 14 articles can be accessed in one location: http://tinyurl.com/asmh1n1
The Editors in Chief of these journals and the Chair of the ASM Publications Board took this action in support of ASM’s mission of disseminating important microbiological research. The ASM hopes that making this material readily available will assist researchers and others seeking information in dealing with the current outbreak. Under normal circumstances, all ASM articles are freely and publicly available 6 months after publication.
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The American Society for Microbiology, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the largest single life science association, with 42,000 members worldwide. Its members work in educational, research, industrial, and government settings on issues such as the environment, the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, laboratory and diagnostic medicine, and food and water safety. The ASM’s mission is to gain a better understanding of basic life processes and to promote the application of this knowledge for improved health and economic and environmental well-being.