Influenza A/H1N1 was the most common strain, affecting slightly more than half of patients; the remainder had influenza A/H3N2 and influenza B. ... Early treatment with oseltamivir did not seem to have an effect on mortality in patients with influenza
We don't know if avian influenza is ever going to be a pandemic. ... Dr. Bartlett cited six areas to consider when planning for an avian flu pandemic:.
Researchers identified all influenza vaccinations administered at the hospital during the period of Aug. ... 1 to April 30 for influenza seasons 2011 to 2012, 2012 to 2013, and 2013 to 2014.
have the annual influenza vaccination, with exemptions allowed for medical contraindications or religious objections. ... Workers with an exemption must wear a mask during flu season every year.
elderly and pregnant women, and eliminates the egg-allergy exception for influenza vaccines. ... All patients age six months and over should continue to be vaccinated against influenza.
At the same meeting, the committee also added the new high-dose flu shot to the list of vaccination options for patients over 65. ... They also approved the inclusion of the H1N1 strain in the seasonal vaccine for the 2010-2011 flu season.
Without those results, it's difficult to know whether a patient has flu, Dr. ... Babik said. Molecular assays, or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, are 95% sensitive and specific for flu, and some can identify influenza A versus B or flu subtypes.
Put words in our mouth. Vaccines have been approved for the 2010-2011 influenza season, the FDA announced last week. ... This flu season will also be the first in which government recommendations call for vaccinating an expanded population: all people
or suspected influenza at higher risk for complications because of their age or underlying medical conditions. ... Amantadine and rimantadine should not be used because of high resistance among circulating influenza A viruses.
Swine flu resources, and more. ACP Hospitalist has compiled resources to help physicians and their patients stay up-to-date about the outbreak of swine-origin (H1N1) influenza A. ... have had close contact with a person who is a swine- origin influenza