||Influenza Link Warehouse
The Saint Louis County Department of Health would like to provide citizens with valuable information to ensure continued good health. Influenza Link Warehouse provides the most current access to information designed to protect the population from the flu and its effects.
Please take a few moments and examine the content on the following websites. These sites have been reviewed and compiled to offer the most accurate information about influenza and the actions people can take to avoid its effects.
Serving a key role in the strategy outlined by President Bush on November 1, 2005, this website provides citizens with important information about the government's preparation activities, as well as vital steps each American can take to prepare for and prevent a pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) serves as one of the main health agencies for the United States (U.S.) and maintains a comprehensive website for influenza in multiple language formats. This site is updated frequently and contains information and recommendations for citizens and health professionals alike.
Working with the above website, CDC’s GermStopper provides helpful tips on preventing germs from spreading with materials such as posters/flyers to be displayed inside the workplace, home, or school.
Provided as a public health service by sanofi pasteur, this website showcases a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format for visitors to find answers about the history of influenza, the science behind creating vaccines, and the recommendations for who should get vaccinated.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) works with the CDC to ensure the quality of health for every U.S. citizen. This site provides visitors with questions and answers, flu-related press releases, and tips on preventing the flu and limiting its effects.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the specialized agency within the United Nations that works to attain the highest level of health possible across the globe. This particular website provides fact sheets and news information on the spread of influenza throughout the world, including Avian Flu.
Kids and Schools
Developed by NSF International, this “kid-friendly” website provides interactive opportunities for kids to learn about healthy habits such as hand washing. Furthermore, it provides fun activities for kids to try in order to learn more about influenza and how to prevent it.
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a program resource center dedicated to exploring ways to strengthen the well being of children and youth through effective health programs and health care services in schools. Administrators and staff can explore this site for school-related flu prevention programs and materials.
Compiled by the CDC, the School Network for Absenteeism Prevention (SNAP) is an initiative for middle schools across the nation to keep kids healthy and in school by promoting learning activities and materials for good hand-washing techniques.