Several new resources are now available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding information on the flu. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unveiled yesterday a website that now features a new H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation guide for adults 18 and older, along with a new Flu Myths and Facts section, which provides the public with the latest and most accurate information about the flu.
Flu.gov is the website. The Flu Myths and Facts section debunks some of the myths about the H1N1 virus and vaccine, and provides accurate information on vaccinations, the flu and public health.
The H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation guide will give people age 18 and older more information about what they can do to take care of themselves, prevent the spread of the flu to other members of their families, and identify the warning signs of more serious flu symptoms which would require the attention of a medical professional. Sebelius stressed in a media release that the Self-Evaluation guide is designed for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for your doctor's advice.