Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu

What is swine flu?
Swine flu has been on everyone’s mind recently with scares of pandemics. If you are suddenly feeling slightly flu-ish and wondering if it may be swine related, stay calm. Follow the links below to learn more about this disease, how many have gotten it, where and how it’s contracted and other important information.

Six things you should know about Swine Flu from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
http://www.kdheks.gov/news/web_archives/2009/04262009.htm

You can learn more about what swine flu is and how it is contracted from the National Library of Medicine’s database named Medline Plus at
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/swineflu.html

H1N1 Flu Virus Information
La Influenza porcina y usted- Info in Spanish from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/espanol/influenza_porcina_usted.htm


H1N1 Flu Virus Information
http://www.kdheks.gov/H1N1/index.htm
(Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Maps
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/swine_flu.html
(Provided by the Castaneda Map Library, University of Texas)

How do I avoid it?
How to best avoid germs and viruses including swine flu:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm?s_cid=swineFlu_outbreak_003

Good hand washing techniques from KDHE
http://www.kdheks.gov/wash_em/howtowash.html

The U.S. Department of State is recommending that you limit travel to Mexico. Find out more at:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_mexico_swine_flu.html

What is the government doing about it?

U.S. has declared a public health emergency. See the official release at
http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/phe_swh1n1.html

Kansas Department of Health and Environment has established a swine flu hotline and email address to report cases and address your concerns. Find out more at http://www.kdheks.gov/news/web_archives/2009/04282009.htm

Read more about what Kansas is doing about swine flu at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
http://www.kdheks.gov/

World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Look for its press releases regarding swine flu
http://www.who.int/en/

Center for Disease Control information on swine flu
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services information on swine flu,
http://www.hhs.gov/

You can subscribe to the CDC’s RSS feed at
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/rss/

The CDC also has a Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/cdcemergency

4 comments:

Amanda said...

H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. Symptoms of swine flu are similar to those caused by other influenza viruses. Health authorities across the globe are taking steps to try to stem the spread of swine flu after outbreaks in Mexico and the United States. The World Health Organization has called it a "public health emergency of international concern."

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Good Health Blog said...

thanks for the great compilation ..

Max said...

What a great article, i got a lot of useful info related to swine flu from here. Thanks!

regards,
Max

indianist said...

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