Feeling sick? Have the chills? A fever? The sniffles? Worried about the outbreak of swine flu? Use the links below to learn about the newest strain of flu.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is updating their swine flu page daily in an attempt to provide guidance for citizens with concerns. The site explains the current strain, provides tips for staying healthy, displays a graph with an account of current cases by state, and provides links to other sites that contain press briefings, travel warnings, and more information.
Local Michigan news station reports will keep Michigan residents up to date. They include:
- Channel 7 - Channel 4 - Channel 2
Google maps offers a map with color-coded markers as well as a listing of cases, both confirmed and unconfirmed.
PandemicFlu.gov affords “one-stop access to U.S. government swine, avian and pandemic flu information.” It is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This gathering place for official government data about flu pandemics seeks to inform the public as to what guidelines the government, both federal and state, has in place to keep abreast of the situation should a pandemic occur. This site includes:
Information and links pertaining to the current situation.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases performs medical research on many viruses including influenza. To gain an overall understanding of influenza, its various types, and its difference from other forms of flu, as well as information about the latest research on the influenza virus, be sure to visit this site.