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Module 8: Internet Search: Influenza

Log on to the web site for the Centers for Disease Control Flu site. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ On the right side of the page of, there is a USA map. Click on the USA maps to answer the following questions.

List a few states that currently have only local activity? _
Puerto Rico and Massachusetts _______________________
What states if any have widespread activity? _None____________________________ What is Indiana’s status? Sporadic________________

Click on the world map.
What is the international situation right now?
The influenza activity in the northern hemisphere is at interseasonal levels. In Central America the influenza levels are high with decreasing trends. In Asia influenza activity has decreased, except for India and Viet Nam. In the southern hemisphere the influenza levels increased in South America and in Southern Africa.

Is there a particular part of the world where flu is currently active: If so, where?
_Yes, there is plus 30% of positive influenza in Mexico right now according to the map. ________________________________________________________________________

Return to the home page and click on the Flu Basics button in the topics box.
There will be a list of topics. Scroll down to and click on the topic

Seasonal Flu and Staph Infections

Information about flu and staph infections, MRSA…

What is MRSA? MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant S. aureus
What is the threat to children? _These infections are very dangerous to children and they can be hospitalized or could even die from these infections._____________________________________________
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Go back to the menu list and click on the menu topic How Flu Spreads
How far away can someone spread flu to another person? _6 feet away_____
What is the best way to avoid getting the flu? _Washing your hands and staying away from people who are sick and stay home if sick. ____________________________
What is the period of time a person can infect others? _1 day before symptoms start and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick_____________________
Can a person who does not yet have the symptoms still infect others? __Yes________
What other topics of interest to you are on this web site?
_Other topics that interest me about the flu are all the different types of flu, specific groups and the flu, and the news an highlights of influenza. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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