The agency has updated its advice on the use of antiviral agents for the prevention and treatment of flu.
The CDC has developed recommendations on who should receive the vaccine when it becomes available and determined who should be prioritized if the vaccine is initially available in extremely limited quantities.
Antiviral resistance continues to be a clinical issue during flu season in the United States. In the 2008-2009 season, the most common influenza A strain isolated has been H1N1 (roughly 37% of specimens). About 4% of specimens have been positive for the H3N2 strain. In tests of 654 influenza A H1N1 isolates as of March…
If one group of practitioners has its way, clinicians may find themselves handing out colorectal cancer screening kits along with immunizations next flu season.