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The Latest Flu Information from the CDC

By October 21, 2004

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The CDC maintains up-to-date information on all facets of the 2004-2005 flu season, including:

  • 2004-05 Flu Vaccine Information -- NEW!!

  • Key Facts About the Flu -- About the disease, flu viruses?

  • Preventing the Flu -- Who should be vaccinated, other ways to prevent the flu?

  • Specific Groups -- Schools, workplace, law?

  • Q & A -- Current flu season, thimerosal

  • Flu Activity -- Just Updated! -- Weekly report, weekly map

  • Vaccination -- Recommendations, dosing...

  • Infection Control -- Guidelines for various settings, respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette

  • Antivirals Updated! Oct 19 -- Antiviral drugs, chemoprophylaxis?

  • Clinical Description & Diagnosis -- Signs & symptoms, lab testing?

  • Lab Diagnosis -- Role, procedures?

  • Background -- Introduction, biology of influenza?

  • Patient and Provider Education -- Materials to distribute?

  • Training -- Immunization update 2004, webcasts.

  • References and Resources -- Pandemic Preparedness , FluSurge, & Flu Aid?

  • Surveillance --- Current & past flu activity?

  • Flu Bulletins

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