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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC

Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC

FluView: A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Division

CDC Influenza News and Highlights
February 6, 2015

What's New?

Weekly Influenza Surveillance

Flu activity is high across most of the country with flu illnesses, hospitalizations and

deaths elevated. Flu season will probably continue for several weeks.

While the flu vaccine is not working as well as usual against some H3N2 viruses,

vaccination can still protect some people and reduce hospitalizations and

deaths, and will protect against other flu viruses.

Influenza antiviral drugs can treat flu illness. CDC recommends these drugs be

used to treat people who are very sick or who are

at high risk of serious flu complications who have flu symptoms. Early antiviral

treatment works best.

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Medical Office Telephone Evaluation of Patients with Possible Influenza

Medical Office Telephone Evaluation Flowchart

The Medical Office Telephone Evaluation flowchart is designed to be used when influenza is circulating in the community. This tool may help medical office staff triage calls from patients with flu-like symptoms and identify when it might be appropriate to initiate antiviral treatment before an office visit.

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Antiviral Letter to Providers  [297 KB, 2 pages]

Antiviral Letter to Providers

"We are asking for your help in protecting young children and people 65 and older against influenza this season by implementing prompt antiviral treatment when flu is suspected. We are urging you to "think flu." Currently, influenza activity in the U.S. is high overall and is likely to continue for weeks. H3N2 viruses have been most common so far. There are typically more hospitalizations and deaths in children younger than 2 years and people 65 years and older during seasons when H3N2 viruses predominate."

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Protect Yourself & Your Family Against the Flu

Image: Grandmother cradling a baby

Flu can be serious, especially for those who are pregnant, or who have diabetes, asthma, heart disease or other conditions that put them at high risk of having flu-related complications. If you are at high risk, call your doctor promptly if you develop flu symptoms, even if you have gotten vaccinated this year.
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