Physicians and other health care professionals are constantly on the move, taking care of patients and juggling the demands of life. This can make it difficult to find time to visit CDC’s website for the latest influenza news and recommendations.
To support clinicians in their evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of influenza during the flu season, CDC launched a free mobile phone app for clinicians and other health care professionals. The CDC Influenza App provides the latest recommendations and influenza activity updates on iPads, iPhones, or iPod touch devices.
The mobile phone application provides easy access to a wide range of information, including:
- National flu activity
- Influenza vaccination recommendations
- Diagnosis and treatment of influenza
- Laboratory testing for influenza
- Guidelines on influenza antiviral drugs and influenza infection control
Videos featuring CDC subject matter experts discussing influenza topics are available as well, and viewers can order CDC posters and pamphlets in the workplace or distribute to patients.
When mobile devices connect to the Web, the CDC Influenza App automatically downloads the latest CDC content directly from the CDC website. Visitors can personalize their experience within the mobile app with features like highlighting, notes, and bookmarking. It’s also possible to email information directly from the app. The CDC Influenza App supports content sharing through social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. The CDC is planning to support Android devices in a future update.
Download the CDC Influenza app for free today from the Apple App Store! As an official application of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC will continue to support the mobile phone app with new features and updates.