martes, 14 de octubre de 2014

CDC Influenza News and Highlights - Updated


What's New?

New CDC Expert Commentaries on Medscape

When to Give Antiviral Drugs for the Flu 
Angela J.P. Campbell, MD, MPH
March 17, 2014
Angela J.P. Campbell, MD, MPH, is a Medical Officer for the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in the Influenza Division in CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. 

Weekly Influenza Surveillance

The first FluView report for the 2014-2015 flu season shows that flu activity is low across the United States at this time. The timing of flu seasons can vary but activity usually begins to increase in October. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.
There are documented benefits from flu vaccination, including reductions in flu illnesses, related doctors' visits and missed work or school. Vaccination also prevents flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Make plans to get your flu vaccine this fall.
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National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership

Influential News
The National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership (NIVDP) is comprised of multi-sector partners who work to promote flu vaccination among underserved populations including African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians/ Alaska Natives. This newsletter is available in English and Spanish.
English  [1.7 MB, 2 pages] | Spanish  [1.5 MB, 2 pages]

Letter to Providers: Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant Women  [324 KB, 2 pages]

CDC Letters to ProvidersWe encourage you to adopt the National Adult Immunization Practice Standards to help ensure that your patients receive influenza and Tdap vaccinations as well as all other indicated vaccinations.

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