Managing suspected influenza

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Abstract

Continuing Professional Development Module: Influenza or ‘the flu’ is generally a selflimiting acute viral illness. However,it can also be severe and fatal. In 2019, there were 308,847 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza in Australia. Many more cases went unconfirmed. A total of 3,915 individuals were hospitalised and 812 died from influenza. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates globally, that annual epidemics of influenza cause approximately 1 billion infections, 3–5 million severe infections and between 290,000 and 650,000 deaths. Prevention and control of suspected and diagnosed influenza are key to reducing its disease burden.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-56
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Pharmacist
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

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