With nine flu-related deaths last week alone and an increasing number of cases presenting in doctors’ offices and emergency departments statewide, State Epidemiologist Megan Davies, MD, issued an update for all clinicians to reinforce important prevention and control measures for the remainder of the season. Flu activity has been early (for the third consecutive season) and more intense than usual, as measured by visits to emergency rooms and providers in the Influenza-Like Illness Network.
Read the updated guidelines for prevention and treatment.