NIAID Launches Expanded Flu Web Site for the Media
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),
part of the National Institutes of Health, today launched its updated
Web site on influenza research for members of the media and general
public. Titled "Focus on the Flu," the Web site spotlights
cutting-edge NIAID-supported research; graphics that illuminate
concepts important to understanding influenza research, such as
reverse genetics and antigenic shift and drift; health-related facts
sheets; recent NIAID publications and Congressional testimony; and
other flu resources.
The Web site is available at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/newsroom/FocusOn/Flu04.
NIAID is a component of the National Institutes of Health, an agency
of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIAID supports
basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious
diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections,
influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents
of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation
and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma
and allergies. Press releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related
materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/.