Since this flu season is one of the worst in years, everyone needs to know what to do if you or someone in your family has the flu. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has created a web site called Flu.Gov.
Flu.Gov has six sections: Symptoms & Treatment, Prevention & Vaccination, Who’s at Risk, About the Flu, Planning & Preparedness, and Pandemic Awareness.
- The Symptoms & Treatment section has information on the symptoms of the flu; when someone should seek emergency medical attention; and how to care for someone with the flu.
- With the Prevention & Vaccination section, you can find out how to stop the spread of germs and information on the flu vaccine.
- Flu information on children & infants, pregnant women, seniors, people with disabilities, people with health conditions, and travelers & people living abroad can be found within the Who’s at Risk section.
- The section on About the Flu gives information on the seasonal flu, the current flu season and three types of flu.
- The Planning & Preparedness section has information on business, community, school and transportation planning. There is a section for health professionals and flu resources for each state.
- Pandemic Awareness has information about pandemics, research on flu viruses and the history of flu pandemics.
-Contributed by Brandon Burnette, Government Documents Librarian