H1N1 "Swine Flu"


"Swine flu" is a popular term but not really correct, as the virus is very different from that which can be spread among hogs (swine) and eating pork will not give a person the H1N1 virus. For those seeking information about influenza and the H1N1 influenza virus in particular, the following links may be of assistance:


United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control


United States Department of Health and Human Services


Information on influenza can also be found in most of the research databases to which the library subscribes, including Facts on File World News Digest, Health and Wellness Resource Center, and General OneFile. Please consult a reference librarian by calling 981-5825 for more information on accessing these and other library databases.