Many rumors and items of misinformation related to the current swine flu pandemic have been swirling about the Internet, far too many for us to address each of them individually. Instead, we present this collection of resources readers can to use to obtain reliable, up-to-date information about swine flu symptoms, precautions, and treatment.
- The web site of the Centers for Disease Control (
CDC) maintains an H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)section which tracks U.S. human cases of H1N1 flu infection. The CDC site also provides the following informational "Questions & Answers"pages:
- Swine Influenza and You
- Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)
- Swine Flu Video
- Swine Influenza: General Information
- The web site of the World Health Organization (WHO) maintains an
Influenza A(H1N1)section which tracks international human cases of swine flu infection and provides a Swine Influenza "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) list.
- The web site PandemicFlu.gov provides "one-stop access to
U.S. Governmentswine, avian and pandemic flu information."
- MedlinePlus, a service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers a collection of Swine Flu information, resources, and news stories.
The following news articles may also prove of interest:
Doctor Taken to Task for Swine Flu E-mail
An e-mail sent by Dr. Marcus Gitterle, an employee of Christus Santa Rosa hospital, sent out an
Dr. Gitterle disclaimed the
An email has been circulating the globe with my name on it. Unfortunately, that email is a very modified version of an email I sent to close friends and family, and it contains additions and modifications that I did not write. Many are using it in support of their own diverse agendas. If you heard my email read on the Alex Jones Show, know that it may not be what I wrote, and it was done without my knowledge or permission.
As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside
Also, Robert Emery, DrPH, vice president for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management at UT Health Science Center and associate professor in the UT School of Public Health explain common sense preparedness and prevention of illness.
Last updated: 1 May 2009