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Resource Guide for Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza)

  • Ricker Polsdorfer, MD
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Resource Guide for Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza)

The American Lung Association

55 W. Wacker Drive

Suite 1150

Chicago, IL 60601

800-LUNGUSA (586-4872)


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, S.W.

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

Suite 750

Bethesda, MD 20814

1629 K Street, NW

Suite 300

Washington, DC 20006



This site provides "What You Should Know About Influenza," as well as the latest research.


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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.