H1N1 resources for the public media.
Weekly Influenza Surveillance Reports from the CDC
See a map of current flu activity in the U.S.
See a video clip from Influenza 1918 on filmmaker Robert Kenner’s Web site.??
The Great War
The official PBS site for the award-winning World War I documentary series
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the public with reliable information on current health issues. Find the latest news available on the seasonal flu virus on this web site.
World Health Organization
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, the World Health Organization is responsible for monitoring health trends on a universal scale. This site contains information on the avian flu as well as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
National Institutes of Health
Medical information for this site is compiled from national health authorities to educate the public on how to prevent the spread of disease. Influenza tutorials and fact sheets are available to the public from the Food and Drug Administration as well as the American Medical Association.
The Mayo Clinic
Information on diagnosis and treatment of the flu can be found on the Mayo Clinic’s influenza website. The “Expert Answers” page provides information from leading health professionals about symptoms and transmission of the virus.
Barry, John M., “The Great Influenza: The story of the deadliest pandemic in history”, Penguin Books, 2005
Beveridge, W.I.B., “Influenza: The Last Great Plague”, Prodist, 1977
Crosby, Alfred W., “America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918”, Cambridge University Press, 2003
Collier, Richard, “The Plague of the Spanish Lady: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919”, Scribner, 1974
Davies, Pete, “The Devil’s Flu: The World’s Deadliest Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused It”, Holt Paperbacks, 2000
Ewald, Paul W., “Evolution of Infectious Disease”, Oxford University Press, 1994
Garrett, Laurie, “The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance”, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994
Kolata, Gina, “Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It”, Touchstone, 2001
Pettit, Dorothy A., “A Cruel Wind: Pandemic Flu in America 1918-1920”, Timberlane Books, 2008
Van Hartesveldt, Fred R., “The 1918-1919 Pandemic of Influenza: The Urban Experience in the Western World”, Edwin Mellen Press, 1993
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