Winter Is Over, Flu Season Is Not: CDC Advises That Influenza Activity Remains High
April 5, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
What's the news. The flu season is expected to last several more weeks, and clinicians should consider flu as a possible diagnosis for patients with respiratory illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised on March 28, 2019. The flu strain frequently identified during the past few weeks is A(H3N2), which has been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths among patients ages 65 and older than the strains that appeared earlier this year.
Why it matters. Clinicians must be aware that flu activity remains elevated and...