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

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.

The National Institutes of Health has published an update to its guidance on seasonal influenza to address vaccination, testing, and treatment when the influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses are cocirculating.

This section of the guideline includes:

  • Clinical presentation similarities/differences between the 2 viruses
  • Potential for coinfection with influenza and SARS-CoV-2
  • Testing for influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in patients with acute respiratory symptoms
  • Treatment of influenza in the setting of cocirculatling SARS-CoV-2

Following is a topline summary of the guideline in a short slide show.