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Antiviral Drugs

Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and TreatmentTitle: Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and Treatment
Posting Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Faculty: Sonja Rasmussen, MD

Medscape article: Give antivirals, not antibiotics for InfluenzaTitle: Antivirals, Not Antibiotics, for Influenza
Posting Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Faculty: Fiona Havers, MD, MHS

When to Give Antiviral Drugs for the FluTitle: When to Give Antiviral Drugs for the Flu
Posting Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Faculty: Angela J.P. Campbell, MD, MPH

Influenza Diagnostic Testing

Man holding a tissue over his nose and mouth to cover a sneeze.Title: Influenza: Fact or Fallacy?
Posting Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Faculty: Erin Burns, MA; Alicia Fry, MD


 

Is It Influenza? Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests: Making Improvements in Clinical PracticeTitle: Is It Influenza? Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests: Making Improvements in Clinical Practice
Posting Date: Monday, November 9, 2013
Faculty: Doug Jordan, MA

Influenza Vaccine

Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and TreatmentTitle: Influenza in Pregnancy: Prevention and Treatment
Posting Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Faculty: Sonja Rasmussen, MD

Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, MD, MPHTitle: The 2014-2015 Flu Season: Vaccine Recommendations
Posting Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
Faculty: Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, MD, MPH

CDC tells us about a quantifiable way to estimate the impact of flu vaccination in averting certain flu outcomes, on a seasonal basis.Title: How Effective Is the Flu Vaccine?
Posting Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Faculty: Joseph Bresee, MD, Susan B. Yox, RN, EdD

Children with Special Needs

Medscape expert commentariesTitle: Flu Prevention in Children With Special Needs: A Call to Action
Posting Date: Monday, October 7, 2013
Faculty: Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Historical Videos

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The nation might have avoided an additional 30,000 hospital trips for influenza if the vaccination rate had been 70% as opposed to 44.7%, the agency said.Title: Flu Vaccine Kept 79,000 Out of Hospital Last Year, CDC Says
Posting Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013


 

Photo: Joseph Bresee, MDTitle: Vaccination Recommendations for the 2013-2014 Influenza Season
Posting Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Faculty: Joseph Bresee, MD
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Medscape expert commentariesTitle: It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate! (patients with cardiac disease)
Posting Date: Monday, January 30, 2012
Faculty: Joseph Bresee, MD
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Business/Employers Influenza ToolkitTitle: Antiviral Treatment of Influenza: The Latest Guidelines
Posting Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Faculty: Alicia M. Fry, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases


 

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPHTitle: Get Up to Date on Rapid Influenza Testing
Posting Date: Monday, January 10, 2011
Faculty: Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPHTitle: It's a First: Universal Flu Vaccination
Posting Date: Monday, November 22, 2010
Faculty: Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases


 

Eric Kasowski, DVM, MD, MPHTitle: Healthcare Workers Must Be Vaccinated Against Influenza
Posting Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Faculty: Eric Kasowski, DVM, MD, MPH
Lead Specialty: Infectious Diseases

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