Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu Information

Librarians constantly keep up with current events. We need to know the latest news in order to be prepared for questions patrons may have regarding something they have seen on television or read about in a newspaper or magazine. Usually they want to know where they can find additional information on the subject or where they can find a copy of the article.

With the growing concern of Swine Flu, and its coverage via television, the Internet, and print sources I am certain people will be inquiring where they can locate up-to-date information on the virus. In my opinion, the best sources are the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the WHO (World Health Organization). The CDC is tracking the number of cases as well as where they are occurring, and posting the existent numbers on their Web site. They also give information on the Swine Flu such as symptoms and things you can do to stay healthy. The WHO is tracking international cases of the flu.

I hope you find this information helpful and that you all stay healthy! (FL)


Missy said...

Thanks so much for the info!

Anonymous said...

It is amazing the impact the threat of swine flu is having, as I breezed through the staff room this morning several people seemed to be studying the newspaper and discussing it and so far I don't think Australia has a confirmed case yet. Very useful links, thank you.

Bev said...

I'm really keeping tabs of the reports about the swine flu there is two cases about an hour south of us and an hour north. But on a lighter note. You have an award waiting at Merry Weather -stop by to pick it up when you have a chance.

Missy said...

I have an award for you :)
Please check out my blog when you get a chance.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the post! I've given you a Lemonade Award ( in thanks!