Many of you have already been seeing documented cases of Influenza in your patients. Although administering the Flu Shot is still a priority, we all know that the effectiveness of this year’s Flu Shot is less than ideal. Therefore we can expect a severe Influenza season. Because of concerns of the effectiveness of the Flu Shot, the CDC states that the use of antiviral medications becomes even more important than usual.
Please see this Advisory for the CDC published this morning about this year’s Influenza season with guidance on testing and treatment of Influenza.