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The 2014-2015 flu season has been one of the worst in recent years due to several factors. Robert Pedowitz, DO, of the CentraState Healthcare System explains some of the issues facing patients and doctors during the most recent epidemic.
Although some meta-analyses have called into question the efficacy of antiviral treatment, the Centers for Disease Control recommends empirical use of antiviral medications patients with symptoms suggestive of influenza.
The 2014-2015 flu season has been one of the worst on record in recent years and now the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a waiver allowing a test to be more widely when confirming a diagnosis of influenza virus infection.
The final flu report of 2014 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not bring good news heading into the New Year.
As the calendar turns to 2015 the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that the flu season has reached the “epidemic threshold.”
Rapivab (peramivir injection) is an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor approved for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years and older.
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