Influenza

 
US Flu Activity for the Week Ended 1/1/2022
January 10, 2022

Click through top flu indicators tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weekly US influenza surveillance report.

Pop Flu Quiz: What does the CDC say?
December 15, 2021

The CDC recommends ASAP use of antivirals in certain high-risk patient groups. Test your memory of who is in those groups with 2 short questions.

Influenza Rx in Practice: Which Antiviral Makes Sense?
December 15, 2021

Influenza B is the diagnosis and the patient wants to start antiviral therapy. Factoring in CDC guidance, patient preference, and price, which of the 4 options makes most sense?

Flu Called out by COVID as "Irrelevant," Flu Calls Press Conference, Issues Statement
December 13, 2021

COVID-19, in an attempt to bully Flu and potentially gain precious lung space in humans this year, provoked the veteran virus, labeling him as "irrelevant." Flu responds.

Flu Responds to COVID-19 Allegations: Press Conference Transcript
December 13, 2021

Influenza takes questions from key media outlets to rebut assertions by COVID-19 that Flu's heyday has come to an end. He replies to MSNBC, Fox News, CBS, & the Christian Science Monitor.

Flu Takes Backseat to COVID-19: Survey of US Adults
December 08, 2021

Getting sick with COVID-19 is more worrisome to US adults than contracting the flu, the NFID found. How will that impact uptake of the flu shot this season?

Influenza Virus: How well do you know this enemy?
December 06, 2021

The flu is well known to all primary care providers - but contributor Terry Brenneman, MD, created 6 questions on topics you might not ordinarily discuss. Quiz time.

Early Increase in Positive Flu Tests Seen Among Young Adults
December 03, 2021

Pockets of positive tests for influenza A(H3N2), including on college campuses, may herald the opening of the 2021-2022 flu season.

Antivirals Recommended for Influenza Treatment & Chemoprophylaxis: Basics, Notes, Cautions
December 03, 2021

This influenza antiviral brush-up slide show reminds you of key features of the 4 FDA-recommended medications, at-a-glance.

NIH Influenza and COVID-19 Guideline Topline: Testing, Treatment, and Vaccination
December 02, 2021

The influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses once again are in cocirculation. Following is a topline look at the NIH guideline on their simultaneous management.