Flu & Contagious Illnesses

Contagious illnesses, such as the flu, cold and strep throat, are infections caused by a number of viruses that pass through the air and enter your body. Flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks in January or February.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

FluView lets users view the CDC’s data about current flu activity across the US. Free. iOS.

Outbreaks Near Me shows real-time disease outbreak information for your location, including both influenza and the swine flu. Free. iOS, Android.


Resources selected by Linda Johnsen, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed April 6, 2018

Last updated November 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm