Current WHO phase of pandemic alert
(World Health Organization (WHO))
Tracks the level of threat from a global flu outbreak, on a scale of 1 to 6.
Links to sites reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include Latest News, General/Overviews, Diagnosis/Symptoms/ Pictures/Diagrams, Prevention/Screening, Statistics, Law and Policy, and more.
Flu: A Guide for Parents
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
A two-page fact sheet to print out. Learn basic facts about flu, symptoms to watch for, and how to protect your children.
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HealthMap Vaccine Finder
Are you looking for a flu shot? This Website can help you find pharmacies, clinics and health departments that offer flu vaccinations. You can search by address, zip code or type of flu vaccination. In addition to flu vaccines, you can find where to get 10 other vaccines, including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Shingles, HPV (Human Papillomavirus), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Chickenpox, Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertusis), Meningitis and Pneumonia. Click on each disease name for a description. Make sure you contact locations to make sure vaccinations are available.
(World Health Organization)
This web page provides the public and professionals information about Influenza and is updated daily. The World Health Organization (WHO), the health agency of the United Nations, maintains the site. This international site offers disease outbreak news, statistics, articles and related links.
Influenza (FLU)
(Hands on Health-SC)
Read this for a general introduction to flu. This section also includes links to many Web sites which focus on all aspects of flu.
Prevent the Flu
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
Learn flu basics. This short article answers questions like What is flu? How do you get it? How do you know if you have it? What should you do if you have the flu? Find out when to contact a doctor if you have flu, who is at high risk for flu, and how to find out about flu shots.
Pandemic Awareness:
(Department of Health and Human Services)
This section of a US government site focuses on global flu outbreaks, called pandemics. Use the topic areas on the left to find information. Includes avian (bird) flu and swine flu. Click on Planning & Preparedness for material targeted for groups such as families, travelers, workers, communities, and health professionals.
Influenza (Flu)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
This government site provides information for both the public and health care professionals. Learn basic facts, read about prevention and what to do if you get sick. Available in Spanish and other languages.
Phone: 1-800- CDC-INFO
South Carolina Influenza Activity and Surveillance: 2019-20 Season
(South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control)
Reports the types of flu virus that have been reported in South Carolina. Includes breakdowns by county. Explains what surveillance means and how it is done.
South Carolina Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
(SC Department of Health and Environmental Control)
What is South Carolina doing to prepare for the possibility of a global outbreak of flu? You can read about areas the state is addressing or download a copy of the state's Pandemic Influenza Plan in .pdf format.
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Last Modified: Tuesday November 05, 2019 11:23 AM