Centers for Disease Control Tweets

I thought that those of you who like to stay on top of the latest in the swine flu outbreak (which is not the same as rising above it) might like to know that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on Twitter at (Following 72; 56,452 followers.) Their posts are essentially pointers to specific information for the various organizations that are tasked with preparing for medical emergencies. (This isn’t really an occasion for 140 character data.) But a number are useful for the likes of you and me:

Parents: take steps to protect your family from swine flu. Know when to seek med care:


New recommendations on facemask and respirator use in certain communities with swine fluenza.

for example.

Each post is tagged with #swineflu and you can see that collection of tweets (from CDC and elsewhere) at


  1. The Veratect Corporation is also providing updates about swine flue on Twitter, and is one of the better services I’ve seen.