Finding out about the flu

Map of flu occurrences in USIt is turning out to be a particularly active flu season.  The Library and the internet have a multitude of information resources related to the influenza virus, both current and historical.  Here are just a few examples:

FluView (Centers for Disease Control) – This weekly surveillance report accumulates data from a variety of reporting centers from across the country.

Flu (MedlinePlus) — MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine provides reliable information on a variety of subjects (including influenza) geared toward the layperson.

Clinical reference tools subscribed by the Library:

You can also search for books in the library catalog on the history of influenza, including:

America’s forgotten pandemic [electronic resource] : the influenza of 1918 by Alfred W. Crosby.

If you would like to find out more about locating resources on the flu, or on any other medical topic, contact the Library using Ask a Librarian.

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