Flu and Other Outbreaks

Flu and Other Outbreaks

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FLU, 1918 PANDEMIC, AND OTHER OUTBREAKS

Flu Resources

Google Flu Trends
Maps and other tools for tracking the flu. Uses aggregated search to track the flu.

Flu Shot Locator
Type in your zip code and find where to get a shot.

FluNearYou.org
Works similar to flu finder. Nice image map of the U.S.

MedLine Plus
This site “brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.” News archives, press releases, research, etc.

Mashable: Five Ways to Avoid Getting the Flu at Work


1918 Pandemic Resources

CDC: 1918 Pandemic

WHO: Similarities/Differences Between Spanish Flu and COVID-19

History.com: Spanish Flu

CDC: 1918 Pandemic

National Geographic: How They Flattened the Curve in the 1918 Pandemic

Britanica.com: Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19

Stanford: 1918 Pandemic

MedicineNet: Spanish Flu Definition

YouTube: Documentor on 1918 Spanish Flu


SARS Resources

World Health Organization: SARS Information Page

Red Cross: SARS FAQ

Health Canada: SARS Updates

Medline Plus: Latest SARS News

U.S. State Department: SARS Travel Warnings

Washington Post: SARS Coverage

NPR: SARS Special Section

DisasterCenter.com: SARS Growth Rate

Forbes: Disease Hot Zones
A handy chart showing what countries are dealing with certain lethal diseases.

The NewsMarket, Inc.
A journalist’s resource for B-roll, this site provides thousands of images free to television newsrooms. Users can preview video, read press materials and order video clips online. Delivery options include digital file transfer via FTP, whereby the material moves from TNM’s server to the user’s server; satellite feeds via APTN or tape delivery can also be requested. There is no cost to news professionals. The NewsMarket’s primary service is providing broadcasters with video from the world’s leading companies and organizations; news stories and archived stock shots from a large and growing range of sources. Particularly helpful to business and medical-health reporters.

MPassport.com
Access a database of more than 4,000 English-speaking doctors in 180 countries.

Slate.com: Online Guide to Following the Health Care Legislation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Government site, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs



Swine Flu

PandemicFlu.gov: Swine Flu

Centers for Disease Control: Swine Flu

World Health Organization Disease Outbreak News Center

HealthMap Global Disease Alert Map

Swine Flu Outbreak News

Medical Symptoms Database: Swine Flu Symptoms

HealthFinder.gov
A good government health news clearinghouse site. Takes feeds from several departments and agencies.

WebMD: Swine Flu FAQ

Flu Myths and Realities

Health Law Prof Blog: Swine Flu
Articles, links and other helpful information on the outbreak.

Medicine.net: Swine Flu Symptoms, Treatments, Facts

Google Flu Trends Map

Google Maps Swine Flu Outbreak Map

PandemicFlu.gov: Stories from Survivors, Families and Friends

Association of Health Care Journalists: Covering Flu and Pandemics

Dart Center: Tips for Covering Swine Flu

NewScientist.com: Swine Flu — What You Need to Know

New York Times Health Guide: The Flu
Tips on dealing with the flu and new outbreaks, definitions, etc.

Twitter: StopSwineFlu
Be careful with the accuracy of information found on these tweets.

Facebook: Swine Flu
One of several Facebook pages on the topic.

Swine Flu Outbreak in 1976


Avian Flu

AvianFlu.gov
Updates from the federal government on the pandemic.

CDC: Bird Flu Facts

CDC: Current Bird Flu Situation


Note: We’ve moved the miscellaneous medical/health resources to a new page.

West Nile Virus

CDC: West Nile Virus Facts

State Links on West Nile Virus
Track stats and stories by state’s affected by the disease.

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC): West Nile Virus Resources
Dozens of studies, definitions and state-by-state breakdowns of how the virus has spread westward in the United States.

State of Maryland: West Nile Virus Information Page
Fact sheet, how to handle a case and links to other resources.

CNN: West Nile Virus Archive
Stories, backgrounders, maps, etc.

CNN FYI: Basics of the West Nile Virus
It’s for science teachers, but journalists can use it too.


Covering the Zika Virus

How Journalists Can Cover the Zika Virus
Video full of tips as well as links/resources from the National Press Foundation.

CDC: Zika Virus
Stats, facts and maps of the virus spread.

PAHO/WHO: Zika Virus Basics
Fact sheets, news updates and more.

PAHO/WHO: Zika Virus Statistics
Updated weekly.

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Covering Ebola

Journalist’s Resource: Ebola Preparedness

WHO: Ebola Facts

CDC Ebola Fact Sheet

NY Times: Ebola Facts

CNN: Ebola Fast Facts

ABC News: Ebola Facts and Myths

Vox: Ebola Facts


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