Resource Guide for Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza)
by Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
The American Lung Association
55 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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 and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
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.
US Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
It is the mission of the US. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. The HHS fulfills that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
This site provides "What You Should Know About Influenza," as well as the latest research.
Last reviewed October 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Last Updated: 11/24/2015
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