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CDC Influenza News and Highlights
January 9, 2015

What's New?

CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications
FluView - Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report
Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu?
UPDATED: What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season
Antiviral Letter for Pharmacies
CDC: Flu Activity Expands; Severity Similar to Past H3N2 Seasons

Weekly Influenza Surveillance

Flu activity is high across most of the country with flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths elevated. Flu season will probably continue for several weeks.

While the flu vaccine may not work as well as usual against some H3N2 viruses, vaccination can still protect some people and reduce hospitalizations and deaths, and will protect against other flu viruses.

Influenza antiviral drugs can treat flu illness. CDC recommends these drugs be used to treat people who are very sick or who are at high risk of serious flu complications who have flu symptoms. Early antiviral treatment works best.

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Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu?

Some people are at high risk for serious flu complications, including young children, older people, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions. Flu vaccination and the correct use of influenza antiviral medications is very important for those people.

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