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Upcoming COCA Call: 2014-2015 Influenza Activity and Antiviral Recommendations

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January 13, 2015
The latest FluView report indicates that flu activity remains high in the United States and is now widespread in 46 states and Guam. It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at higher risk of serious complications from the flu, and this flu season the hospitalization rates in this age group are climbing steeply. CDC recommends that all hospitalized and high risk patients (either hospitalized or outpatient) with suspected influenza should be treated as soon as possible with one of three available influenza antiviral medications, without waiting for confirmatory influenza testing. During this COCA Webinar, clinicians will learn about 2014-2015 influenza activity, hear a summary of CDC's current antiviral recommendations, and gain insight into data that inform the antiviral recommendations.
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