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The January session of Grand Rounds “Public Health Response to Severe Influenza,” was viewed in 30 foreign countries and in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

With the spike in flu cases around the country, this Grand Rounds provides key and timely information for public health professionals on how to reduce the spread of seasonal flu in communities and adjust to spot shortages in antiviral drugs because of high influenza activity in some areas.

To date, this influenza season is notable for the sheer volume of flu that most of the United States is seeing at the same time which can stress health systems. The vast majority of this activity has been caused by influenza A H3N2, associated with severe illness in young children and people 65 years and older.

Watch this session of Grand Rounds to learn what steps can be taken to reduce the spread of flu in communities and adjust to spot shortages in antiviral drugs in some places experiencing high influenza activity.

Beyond the Data

Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and Dr. Alicia Fry discuss this season’s widespread influenza, what to do if you have the flu, and how to prevent getting the flu.

Presented By

RADM Anne Schuchat, MD
Principal Deputy Director
CDC
CAPT Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH
Director, Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
David Wentworth, PhD
Chief, Virology, Surveillance, and Diagnosis Branch, Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
CAPT Alicia Fry, MD, MPH
Chief, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC

Facilitated By

John Iskander, MD, MPH
Scientific Director
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH
Deputy Scientific Director
Susan Laird, MSN, RN
Communications Director

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  • Page last reviewed: February 28, 2018
  • Page last updated: June 25, 2018
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