Influenza (cont.)

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Where can I find additional information about the flu?

During a flu pandemic, guidelines and situations can change rapidly. People are advised to be aware that several sources are available to them to keep current with developments. The web sites below are frequently updated, especially when a pandemic is declared. The first web site contains an update written for the public and caregivers; the government and WHO sites provide detailed information that are updated as guidelines and developments occur.

http://www.who.int/topics/influenza/en/

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/

http://www.fda.gov/
BiologicsBloodVaccines/vaccines/
QuestionsaboutVaccines/ucm070430.htm

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/
728219

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/
antivirals/summary-clinicians.htm

REFERENCES:

CDC.gov. Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Antiviral Agents for Influenza

Lambert, L., and Fauci, A. "Influenza Vaccines for the Future." New Eng. J. Med. 361.21 (2010): 2036-2044.

Monto, A.S., Ohmit, S.E., Petrie, J.G., Johnson, E., Truscon, R., Teich, E., Rotthoff, J., Boulton, M., Victor, J.C. "Comparative Efficacy of Inactivated and Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines." N Engl J Med 361 Sept. 24, 2009: 1260.

Perez-Padilla, R., de la Rosa-Zamboni, D., Ponce de Leon, S.P., Hernandez, M., Quinones-Falconi, F., Bautista, E., Ramirez-Venegas, A., Rojas-Serrano, J., Ormsby, C.E., Corrales, A., Higuera, A., Mondragon, E., Cordova-Villalobos, J.A. "Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure from Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) in Mexico." N Engl J Med 361 Aug. 13, 2009: 680.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Inactivated Influenza Vaccine." July 26, 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.pdf>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Seasonal Influenza (Flu): Thimerosal and 2011-2012 Seasonal Flu Vaccines." Aug. 18, 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/thimerosal.htm>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Seasonal Influenza (Flu): Use of Antivirals." Sept. 1, 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/antiviral-use-influenza.htm>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "2011-2012 Trivalent Influenza Vaccine Data From the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)." <http://vaers.hhs.gov/resources/SeasonalFluSummary_2011-2012.pdf>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)." Oct. 12, 2009. <http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU/>.


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