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CDC Issues Health Advisory on Treatment of Influenza Patients

Citing increased severe influenza illness across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory to urge rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high-risk suspected influenza patients without waiting for testing. CDC also recommends that clinicians encourage patients who have not yet received an influenza vaccine to do so as soon as possible. CDC guidelines for influenza antiviral use during the 2015-16 season are the same as during prior seasons. The entire health update is available on the CDC website.