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Influenza activity, particularly caused by the A(H3N2) virus, remains elevated across the US. The CDC has released a health advisory, reminding clinicians to keep influenza top of mind when diagnosing patients with respiratory illness.

The report contains several recommendations:

  • All hospitalized, severely ill, and high-risk patients with suspected or confirmed influenza should be treated with antivirals
  • Antivirals in non-high risk patients with uncomplicated influenza
  • FDA-approved antiviral medications for influenza season 2018-2019
  • Timing of treatment and implications for patient evaluation, treatment, and testing

Read the full CDC Health Alert here.

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