Tracking Swine Flu spread online & some useful links

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Click here to read the full story >> Swine flu was first proposed to be a disease related to human influenza during the 1918s flu pandemic, when pigs became sick at the same time as humans. The H1N1 form of swine flu is one of the descendants of the strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic.

The 2009 flu outbreak is due to a new strain of subtype H1N1 not previously reported in pigs. The ongoing outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) continues to expand in the United States and internationally.

Here are some website that tracks the spread of the Flu online.

1. Flutracker: This map and the data behind it were compiled by Dr. Henry Niman, a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, using technology provided by Rhiza Labs and Google.

2.The Wall Street Journal: Is also has a tracking webpage, including a map of infections in North America.

3. HealthMap: This is similar to Google Maps but gives you latest hits, latest alerts, health index level etc. Check out dedicated map for Swine Flu on Health Map.

You could also check the Flu trends on Google..

Center for Disease Control is issuing updated interim guidance daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation. This includes updated interim guidance for clinicians on how to identify and care for people who are sick with novel H1N1 flu now that more widespread illness has been detected in the United States.

CDC has provided information for the public on what to do if they develop flu-like symptoms.

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