Accessible Swine Flu Information

NAD Shares Links to Accessible Swine Flu Information

Silver Spring, MD - The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is please to share the following links to accessible information about Swine Flu. Please share this information with your family and friends.

The NAD is sharing this information as a public service. Please contact the organizations sponsoring the links for additional information or questions.

National Center for Deaf Health Research
Provides questions and answers about Swine Flu and links to other related information.
Swine Flu information presented in ASL. Topics include: Public Service Announcement, Overview, Signs & Symptoms, How is it spread?, Prevention, Medications, Caring for Someone Who Is Sick, How Serious Is It?, What is the CDC doing?

Check out the links to the right of the video screen for complete information.

Center for Disease Control- Swine Flu Video (Closed Captioned)
Features Joseph Bresee, M.D., Chief of the Epidemiology & Prevention Branch in the Center for Disease Control's Influenza Division. The video runs approximately 5 minutes. To start the captions, find the box at the far right on the bottom of the screen which has an arrow icon. It will give you a "CC" symbol to click on.

The video tells you what swine flu is, where it comes from, what the symptoms and treatments are and how long people with swine flu can be contagious. Dr. Breese gives information on what steps to take to avoid catching the virus, what to do if you think you have become infected, and warning signs that should lead you to seek emergency medical care.

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