Arch Dis Child 96:e1 doi:10.1136/adc.2009.175448
  • Electronic pages
  • Book review

Swine flu: what parents need to know

  1. Robert H Scott-Jupp
  1. Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, UK;
  • Accepted 29 September 2009
  • Published Online First 7 October 2009

We are now facing the first flu pandemic in the age of the internet: on-line advice is proliferating almost as rapidly as the virus itself. With so much instantly available and constantly updated information available to anyone with internet access, is there still a need for an old-fashioned book?

RCPCH President Professor Terence Stephenson has produced, with remarkable alacrity, a book aimed at worried parents. It carries his personal authority but is not formally endorsed either by the College or by any NHS body. It is aimed specifically at a UK readership, but an international version will be published in the near future.

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