Friday, May 1, 2009
CDC and the H1N1
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has released something titled, "Interim Guidance on Antiviral Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection and Close Contacts."
If you're a healthcare professional who may be involved in the treatment of someone who has swine flu (or suspected swine flu), then you should read this and stay abreast on any updates the CDC releases. The misuse of antiviral therapies may lead to all sorts of problems ranging from drug shortages, drug resistance, and unnecessary adverse effects.