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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.



Last reviewed September 2014 by David L. Horn, MD, FACP

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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