Swine Flu Map - Uncover Ways To Stay Informed

Listen, as the dust settles and headlines about swine flu continue to top news stories all over the world, a swine flu map is exactly what you need to track the outbreaks of new cases as well as a potential decline.

Since swine flu symptoms are fairly similar to regular flu like symptoms in terms of high fevers and fatigue, tracking actual confirmed cases will keep you from rushing to judgment.

It’s the ideal way to know where you stand as well as knowing what’s going in your state, in your city, in your town, and in your neighborhood.

Take note of the following steps.  With today’s technology, you can visually track the swine flu outbreaks using online maps.

Here are the details:

Step 1 - To begin with, take advantage of Google Maps.  You can check out outbreaks by zooming out with the minus sign located in the top left hand corner of the map.

Zooming in all the way will result in it being too close for you get any real data.  
Also, clicking the symbols on the map will give you more information about a certain location.
And you know what else, dragging your cursor will give you more detailed information about a specific country you are interested in.

Step 2 - The following swine flu map for tracking the virus is not as updated as Google Maps, however the information is still useful.

This map is called Google Earth, which requires an installation onto your system.  You’ll get access to an overlay that shows swine flu outbreaks as they occur.

Step 3 - How would you like to use an interactive map?  If you go to the USA Today website, you’ll quickly learn the number of confirmed cases that have been identified in each state.

Simply place your cursor over any state you choose to find out how many cases have been confirmed in that particular state.

To make it easier to use, each state has been assigned a color according to the legend that gives a clear indications of how severe the outbreak is in that state.

Step 4 - You may not be aware of this, but there is a HealthMap also known as the Global Disease Alert Map.  The trick here is to uncheck the boxes that are marked “Influenza” and “Respiratory Illness” that is in the top left hand corner.

The box you want to focus your attention on is the one marked “ Swine Flu H1N1".

In an instant you’ll come face to face with health alerts that have been released concerning the swine flu.  You’ll find symbols on the map that you can click on to see what the actual alert was for a particular location.

This is a great place to discover information, no matter where you are.

So there you have it:  I’ve just given you access to a swine flu map that will track every area that swine flu has touched.  Face it, swine flu is a very serious and dangerous virus.  If you use the tools listed here, you’ll be able to keep you and your family updated and protected.