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Resource Guide for Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza)
Address: 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1-800-LUNGUSA 1-800-548-8252 (help line)
Internet address: http://www.lungusa.org
Description of services provided: Look here for a consumer-friendly Q&A on all aspects of influenza. Included is a discussion of the complications of this infection.
Address: 1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta, GA 30333
Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov
Description of services provided: With a goal "to achieve true improvements in people's health," the CDC provides an abundance of information on the flu, including facts, prevention, frequently asked questions, updated tips if you do get sick, flu activity across the country, and more.
Address: 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
Internet address: http://www.flu.gov
Description of services provided: The United States Department of Health & Human Services offers this website about the flu. Here you'll find an abundance of information on different types of flu viruses, ways to stay healthy, strategies to use in case of an outbreak, and guidelines for travel. Flu.gov also features webcasts and flu updates in your state.
Address: 7201 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 750 Bethesda, MD 20814
Internet address: http://www.nfid.org
Description of services provided: This site provides "What You Should Know About Influenza," as well as the latest research.
Internet address: http://www.who.int
Description of services provided: Find out what's going on worldwide with the prevention and control of influenza. Also look here for thorough fact sheets on this topic.
- Reviewer: David L. Horn, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014