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CDC Recommends Antiviral Drugs For At-Risk Patients
National Public Radio

If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you’re right. He tells NPR’s Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.

Odds are that by this point in the year, either you or someone you know has been stricken by the flu. Tracking the annual flu season is a perennial news story, but this year, it really is worse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have already declared an influenza epidemic. The CDC’s director, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins me now from Atlanta. Dr. Frieden, welcome to the program.