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Photo: a nurse, wearing a uniform,  filles a jug from a hydrant.
Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. September 13, 1918. From the National Archives & Records Administration Web site.

US GOVERNMENT

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
http://www.pandemicflu.gov
“One-stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information.” Includes special information for parents and concerned care givers; information for travelers; frequent questions; preparation and prevention; use of masks, etc.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
Also shows current number and location of confirmed cases and deaths in the U.S.

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/H1N1Flu/
Alerts consumers to be wary of Internet sites selling products to prevent, treat or cure the 2009 swine flu.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
     National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
     http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/
     Under ‘highlights’ click on ‘2009 H1N1 Influenza.’

     National Library of Medicine (NLM)
     http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/swineflu.html
     Basics, research, tests and treatment, news, video.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
Click on H1N1 symbols for updates; also see ‘frequently asked questions.’

National Agricultural Library (NAL)
http://www.nal.usda.gov
Under ‘Spotlights’ click on ‘2009 Flu Info.’ Good list of national and international Web sites for further information.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
http://www.dhs.gov/xprepresp/programs/swine-flu.shtm

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INTERNATIONAL

World Health Organization (WHO)
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.htm

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?lang=en


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OTHER

University of Minnesota--Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/index.html
Click on ‘new swine flu page.’

Graphic: a sign with instructions to wash one's hands thoroughly .
Clean Hands - A sign created by the Minnesota Department of Health in the 1930s admonishing food service workers to wash their hands frequently.

National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org
Type in swine flu and look at hits under ‘best bets’ for latest stories.

Compiled by Stephanie Marcus April 2009

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