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  • Timely Antiviral Administration During an Influenza Pandemic: Key Components

    Am J Public Health. 2018 Sep;108(S3):S215-S220. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304609.
    Timely Antiviral Administration During an Influenza Pandemic: Key Components.

    Koonin LM1, Patel A1.
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    Abstract

    Prompt treatment of ill persons with influenza antivirals will be an important part of a future pandemic influenza response. This essay reviews key lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and the changing landscape of antiviral drug availability, and identifies and describes the multiple components needed to ensure the timely administration of antiviral drugs during a future pandemic. Fortunately, many of these planning efforts can take place before a pandemic strikes to improve outcomes during a future public health emergency.


    PMID: 30192657 DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304609
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