May 27, 2009 -- There are many organizations and government programs that can offer advice and provide information on various issues related to swine flu. Here are some links to a few of them with explanations detailing what you'll be able to find.
This is the home page for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and it offers guidance for consumers on the H1N1 Flu. It contains an up-to-date surveillance report that tracks the weekly flu activity case count in each state. It also lists the steps you can take to prevent flu and remain healthy. And you'll also find links to other reliable H1N1 Web resources in the U.S. and around the world.
Billed as a "one-stop access" point to the U.S. government's health information on H1N1, avian and pandemic flu, this site contains the latest news on the H1N1 situation worldwide along with an overview of the efforts to create a vaccine as well as answers to a variety of frequently asked questions about swine and bird flu and flu pandemics (past and present).
The latest news, advice, updates and answers to common questions on Influenza A (H1N1) from the World Health Organization offers a global perspective on the outbreak. There is a timeline of the worldwide spread of confirmed flu cases in addition to specific guidance for individuals, health professionals and communities affected by the virus.
This valuable compilation of printed information and multimedia resources on the virus was put together by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. You can quickly obtain an overview of the illness, read the latest news, and get flu-related advice from national health organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association and the Food and Drug Administration. Some of the H1N1 fact sheets are also translated into 14 different languages.
This worldwide flu tracker helps you to visually see the number of suspected, confirmed and fatal cases of H1N1 flu around the globe. Data is culled from official sources, news reports and user contributions and is updated several times a day. Users can also post their thoughts in a comments section.
A collection of recent medical news articles on the H1N1 flu. The information is written for and reviewed by health professionals but might also be of interest to a general consumer audience.