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Hand Hygiene in the Spotlight as Flu Now Widespread in 46 States

Posted by DebMed on Jan 9, 2018 12:36:00 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Network advisory (HAN) as influenza activity increased sharply the latter part of December, according to CDC Weekly FluView. The predominant subtype reported since the season began in October is H3N2, and while the mortality rate currently remains below epidemic levels, 13 pediatric deaths have been attributed to influenza this season.

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Topics: hand hygiene, Flu

Sharp Up-Tick in Flu Cases Prompts CDC Alert

Posted by DebMed on Jan 3, 2018 12:12:59 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Network advisory to remind clinicians to be on the lookout as flu cases are rapidly increasing nationally. The HAN alert also calls for all hospitalized and high-risk influenza patients be treated ASAP with a neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral.

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Topics: Flu

Protect yourself from colds and flu

Posted by Geeta Nayyar on Nov 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The common cold is aptly named – it’s common for many adults and children to catch a cold, which many may argue is quite preventable with the proper precautions, mainly the washing of hands.

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Topics: hand hygiene, Flu, Common Cold

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