Influenza

 
Baloxavir Marboxil Wins FDA Label Expansion for Post-exposure Flu Prevention
December 01, 2020

The expanded indication for baloxavir marboxil is positive news as the surge in US COVID-19 cases converges with the arrival of flu season.

6 Essential COVID-19 Codes to Remember
November 17, 2020

COVID-19 cases are surging across the country as the US heads into holiday season. Counsel patients on staying safe and keep these billing codes very close at hand.

Influenza Coinfection with COVID-19: NIH Treatment Considerations
October 30, 2020

Recent NIH COVID-19 guideline updates include evidence-based considerations for treatment of patients hospitalized with flu and COVID-19 coinfection.

Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Have More, More Severe Complications vs Patients with Influenza
October 23, 2020

The first study to compare COVID-19 and influenza complications in hospitalized patients found COVID-19 patients more likely to be admitted to ICU and to die.

NIH Updates Testing, Treatment Guidelines During Cocirculation of Influenza and COVID-19
October 22, 2020

The new guideline section stresses that testing is the only way to accurately discriminate between the 2 viruses and advises on influenza vaccination and treatment.

Influenza, Pneumococcal Disease, and COVID-19: What do Americans Think?
October 14, 2020

A new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases found key insights into what Americans believe about flu, pneumococcal disease, and COVID-19.

COVID-19 vs Influenza: A 7-question Quiz on Similarities and Differences
October 07, 2020

There are several key similarities and differences between COVID-19 and flu. Are you caught up on what they are? Take this 7-question quiz to find out.

Navigating the “Perfect Storm”: A COVID-19 Flu Season
September 29, 2020

The possibility of a flu season wrapped in a global pandemic may have health care professionals especially worried this year.

COVID-19 or the Flu? Preparing for the Overlap
September 14, 2020

Worried about the upcoming flu season overlapping with COVID-19? Get up to date on available tests and the clinical aspects of the diseases with our quick article.

3 Influenza Season Imperatives: Vaccinate, Vaccinate, Vaccinate
September 08, 2020

The CDC estimates delivery of a record 194 to 198 million doses of influenza vaccine this year. The primary care imperative: vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate.