Influenza

 
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.

Influenza Vaccination During COVID-19: 5 Questions for Primary Care
October 30, 2021

COVID-19 has changed many of what we know as standard operating procedures during flu season. How would you handle these 5 situations, for example?

Flu Season 2021-2022: Primary Care Fears & Patients on the Fence
October 29, 2021

This flu season will bring different challenges to primary care clinicians. Here, experts discuss specific barriers and best strategies to overcome them.

A Drive-through Flu Shot Clinic: Is it Time to Try One?
October 18, 2021

The traditional flu shot clinic with waiting rooms full won't work this year. One practice planned its own drive-through flu vaccination clinic. Here's how.

COVID-19 vs Influenza: A 7-question Quiz on Similarities and Differences
October 01, 2021

COVID-19 and influenza share a number of similarities but have key differences. Knowing how they differ will be the key to diagnosis this flu season. Get quizzed!

Low Prevalence of COVID-19 and Flu Coinfection Found in Real-world Cohort Study
September 29, 2021

Coinfection with influenza virus among COVID-19 patients was found to be rare in a new study presented at IDWeek 2021.

Primary Viewpoints Episode 11: AAFP President-elect Discusses Greatest Concerns about Upcoming Flu Season
September 13, 2021

"Primary Viewpoints," a podcast from Patient Care Online, brings you an exclusive interview with incoming AAFP president Sterling Ransone, MD.