CDC A/H1N1 Swine Flu

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) is at least better than the World Health Organisation (WHO) in providing info on A/H1N1 (swine flu). But there are problems with the CDC website.

Here are 5 examples, and a bouquet (sorry wordpress doesn’t automatically format url’s and I’m busy) .

Eg 1

From newswroom at

Clicking on swine flu box at top takes you to outdated

Eg 2

27 Apr 2009 0241GMT

latest is April 23!

Eg 3

CDC asks you to register for chrissakes to get info

and there is no podcast on that page

Eg 4


links to transcript of 23 April 2009

Eg 5

Don’t know diff between podcast and vidcast

Examples of good CDC practice

url states date and GMT

CDC say this page will be updated daily at 3 p.m. ET until further notice.

Kevin McCready


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