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

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The American Lung Association

  • Address: 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60601
  • 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 and Prevention (CDC)

  • Address: 1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta, GA 30333
  • Phone: 1-800-311-3435
  • 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

  • Address: 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
  • Internet address: http://www.flu.gov
  • Description of services provided: The United States Department of Health & Human Services offers this website 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 (NFID)

  • Address: 7201 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 750 Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Phone: 301-656-0003
  • 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
  • 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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