Thursday, September 4, 2008

1918 Pandemic Flu Online Storybook by CDC

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released an online storybook about the 1918 influenza flu that killed millions around the world. The storybook also provides valuable information for health care professionals and officials that are in a position to prepare for another possible outbreak.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today an online storybook containing narratives from survivors, families, and friends about one of the largest scourges ever on human kind – the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed millions of people around the world. The storybook provides valuable insight for public health officials preparing for the possibility of another pandemic sometime in our future. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic. The Internet storybook contains about 50 stories from individuals from 24 states around the country as well as photos and narrative videos from the storytellers."

Read more on this topic at "CDC Releases 1918 Pandemic Flu Storybook", Center for Disease Control, August 21, 2008. Click here to view the online storybook. Click here for national and Maine resources on pandemic, avian flu, and other influenza information.

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