Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stay Informed and Stay Healthy

Concerned about the swine flu? The following resources will help you stay prepared and up-to-date.

The Centers for Disease Control: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the best swine flu (H1N1 is the medical classification) resource on the Web. The site provides general information as well as audio and video resources and social media like widgets, podcasts, and social networking. It also provides fact sheets, scientific background on viruses and updated surveillance statistics.

The New York State Department of Health: The state health department site provides some of the best information available on the swine flu. It features data on current outbreaks, frequently asked questions about the flu, and tips on prevention. It’s a good resource even if you don’t live in New York.

Google Maps swine flu outbreak map: Created by biochemist Henry L. Niman, founder of Recombinomics, the swine flu outbreak map helps you find every known instance of the swine flu around the world. The map also provides information on the current state of the person with the flu. It will be continuously updated, so you can track it each day.

HealthMap: If you want to try out another map to see where the swine flu is heading, HealthMap is for you. It provides information from a variety of sources. And it maps all the known outbreaks of sicknesses ranging from the swine flu to Typhoid.

H1N1 Timeline: The H1N1 Timeline helps you determine where the flu is and where it's going. You can track where it started and get information about its progression. Your one stop resource for government information on H1N1 and other types of flu. The site includes information for parents, caregivers, businesses, and travelers among others.

United States National Library of Medicine: The Library of Medicine has a wealth of highly organized information on state, federal, and international levels.

By visiting our website, you can access even more resources on the right hand side of our home page including:

FREE Evidence Based Influenza Information

Swine Flu Fact Sheet

Ohio Swine Flu Newsletter

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