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Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza) Resources

References

#The American Lung Association

Address:

61 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10006

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.

#Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Address:

1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333

Phone:

1-800-311-3435

Email form:

http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm

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.

#Flu.gov

Internet address:

http://www.flu.gov/

Description of services provided:

The US Department of Health and Human Services offers this website all 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.

#National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Email address:

info@nfid.org

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.

#World Health Organization

Internet address:

http://www.who.int/en

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.

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