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Antiviral Drugs for Seasonal Influenza 2015-2016

Antiviral drugs can be used for treatment of influenza and as an adjunct to influenza vaccination1 for prophylaxis. Frequently updated information on influenza activity and antiviral resistance is available from the CDC at www.cdc.gov/flu.

INDICATIONS FOR TREATMENT — The CDC recommends antiviral treatment as soon as possible for all persons with suspected influenza who are at high risk for complications, including children <2 years old, persons <19 years old receiving long-term aspirin therapy, adults ≥65 years old, morbidly obese persons (BMI ≥40), women who are pregnant or ≤2 weeks postpartum, persons of American Indian/Alaska Native heritage, residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities, and persons of any age who have certain chronic medical conditions or are immunosuppressed. Antiviral treatment is ... more      

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