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H1N1 Swine Flu Social Media Tools Provided by CDC

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With the H1N1 Swine Flu constantly in the news, a variety of social media tools make provide information about the ongoing outbreak. The CDC partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)to create social media tools that provide easy to access information about the ongoing H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic. Widgets, mobile information, online videos and other tools help keep important H1N1 Flu information flowing in this social media age.

There are a variety of social media and Internet tools available to keep people updated on the facts and issues surrounding the H1N1 Swine Flu and vaccine information.


CDC is on Twitter with Emergency Information on the H1N1 Swine Flu. There are several Twitter accounts to follow depending on what information you are looking for.

Emergency and preparedness information from CDC and partner agencies.

Updated information related to about novel H1N1 flu, seasonal flu, and related influenza information.

One-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information.

Mobile Phone Updates

Access important information about novel H1N1 flu via the mobile CDC Web site. Get information, resources and updates from anywhere by pointing your mobile browser to

Text Messages

Subscribers can expect to receive about three health messages a week from the CDC during the three-month pilot that started in September. Standard text messaging rates will apply. To subscribe to the pilot, text HEALTH to 87000. Once you sign up for this pilot, you will be asked a few questions and begin receiving short health tips from CDC.


Keep updated on the latest from the CDC by joining their Facebook page.


The latest information from the CDC is also accessible on their MySpace page. This includes H1N1 Swine flu information as well as other health related issues.


Place a widget on your website or blog and let others get fast information about the H1N1 Swine Flu. Help spread the word about H1N1 Flu and how to prevent it. A variety of widget are available at

The CDC has a wealth of timely information about the H1N1 Swine Flu and the vaccine. Social media applications will help keep people informed and the information flowing.

Cheryl Phillips

source: CDC

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