H1N1: Recent update
- Good habits can stop germs
- Maine CDC's one-stop Swine Flu page
- 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu: What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older
It has been recognized for many years that older people are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults. It's estimated that 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths and more than 60 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations in the United States each year occur in people 65 years and older.
- 2009 H1N1 Flu: International Situation Update
This report provides an update to the international situation as of October 9, 2009. The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to report updated 2009 H1N1 flu-associated laboratory-confirmed cases and deaths on its Web page.
- Interim Guidance for Influenza Surveillance: Prioritizing RT-PCR Testing in Laboratories
This document provides interim guidance for state and local health departments, hospitals, and clinicians participating in surveillance activities regarding which patients to prioritize for testing by RT-PCR for influenza surveillance. Based on the continuing spread of 2009 H1N1 virus since the spring and continuing into the fall and increased demand for influenza testing, these guidelines have been developed in an effort to prioritize patients for testing by RT-PCR for influenza for surveillance purposes.
- U.S. Influenza and Pneumonia-Associated Hospitalizations and Deaths from September 27 - October 3, 2009
During the week of September 27 - October 3, 2009, influenza activity continued to increase in the United States. Flu activity is now widespread in 37 states. Nationwide, visits to doctors for influenza-like-illness increased over last week and are higher than expected for this time of year. In addition, flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are increasing as well, and are higher than expected.
- MMWR: Update on Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccines
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) October 9, 2009 / 58(39):1100-1101
- Updated: H1N1 Clinicians Questions and Answers
New questions answered: What should a 2009 H1N1 vaccination provider do if there are people requesting 2009 H1N1 vaccine who are not in the initial target groups? When will vaccine be available for those who aren't in the 5 initial target groups?
- 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu: What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs
What are antiviral drugs? What antiviral drugs are recommended this flu season? Who should take antiviral drugs? What are the benefits of antiviral drugs? When should antiviral drugs be taken for treatment? How long should antiviral drugs be taken? Can children take antiviral drugs? More...
- Podcast: Take 3 Actions to Fight Flu
This podcast explains how vaccination, everyday preventive actions, and the correct use of antiviral drugs can help you fight both seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 flu.
- People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications
Most people who get the flu (either seasonal or 2009 H1N1) will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death.
- Key Facts About 2009 H1N1 Flu Vaccine
Information about the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine
- Questions & Answers: 2009 H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccine
Information about the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine
- UPDATED: Questions and Answers on 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Financing
Updates to information about funding for public health departments
- Audio and Transcript for October 6 CDC Press Briefing
Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Briefing
- What Should Pregnant Women Know About 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)?
What if I am pregnant and I get 2009 H1N1?What can I do to protect myself, my baby and my family? Is it safe for pregnant women to get a flu shot? More...
- Template Letter for Healthcare Providers about the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
CDC created the following template for you to use as an email or standard mail letter to encourage healthcare providers in your area to report adverse events following vaccination to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). You may use the letter in part or in full.
- BROCHURE: Seasonal and 2009 H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Parents
- FLYER: Seasonal and 2009 H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Parents
- Updated: 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine
Updated question and answer for "Should I get vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 if I have had flu-like illness since the Spring of 2009?"
- Healthcare Providers and Facilities - Decision Tree for 2009 H1N1 Vaccination
To provide a decision tool for providers and healthcare facilities.
Additional Updates on the CDC H1N1 Flu Website
To learn about other recent updates made to the CDC H1N1 Flu Website, please check the "What's New" page on the CDC H1N1 Flu website.