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MeSH Terms Used in Indexing Disaster-Related Journal Articles - New in 2010

This is the list of new subject headings for 2010 that may be useful for disaster and all-hazards preparedness and response topics.

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MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) controlled vocabulary thesaurus of descriptors in a hierarchical structure that aid searching at various levels of specificity. The MeSH thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles for the MEDLINE/PubMed® database. MeSH terms provide a consistent way to retrieve information that may use different terminology for the same concepts.

For additional information on MeSH, visit the following links.


New in 2010
Biometric Identification (Previous Indexing=Security Measures)
Capacity Building
Climate Change (Previous Indexing=Climate)
Cross Protection
Cyclonic Storms (Replaces=Cyclones. Includes Cyclones, Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Typhoons.)
Earth Sciences
Economic Depression [see Economic Recession]
Economic Recession (Previous Indexing=Economics)
Global Warming (Previous Indexing=Greenhouse Effect)
Influenza A Virus, H1N2 Subtype (The term, "Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype," has been in MeSH since 2006.)
Insecticide-Treated Bednets (Previous Indexing=Mosquito Control)
Mass Vaccination (Replaces=Mass Immunization)
Mosquito Nets (Previous Indexing=Mosquito Control)
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Radio Frequency Identification Device (Included in this list because RFIDs are being researched for tracking patients or equipment during disasters.)
Tsunamis (Previous Indexing=Tidal Waves)

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