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Early, aggressive treatment needed to attack flu, CDC warns
Modern Healthcare

Providers should not hesitate to treat hospitalized patients suspected of having influenza with antiviral medications, given the severity of the current flu season, health officials said Friday.

“This flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, especially for older people and young children and those with underlying conditions,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during a call with reporters. “Antiviral flu medicines are underutilized, but if you get them early, they can keep you out of the hospital and might even save your life.”