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.
For more information on MeSH related to disaster topics, see:
- All MeSH terms. A comprehensive list of terms intended to convey the rich diversity and broad scope of coverage of MeSH terms available to index disaster-related articles.
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)
Climate Change (Previous Indexing=Climate)
Cyclonic Storms (Replaces=Cyclones. Includes Cyclones, Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Typhoons.)
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)
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)