Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus – Brazil

July 9th, 2020|

On 22 June 2020, the International Health Regualtions (IHR) Focal Point (FP) of Brazil shared a preliminary report with the Panamerican Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas of a human infection with Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus (A(H1N2)v). According to the report, the patient, a 22-year-old female, with no...

Case 23-2020: A 76-Year-Old Woman Who Died from Covid-19

July 8th, 2020|

Presentation of Case. Dr. Kathy M. Tran: A 76-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital because of confusion and hypoxemia during the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The patient had been well… ...

Baloxavir for Postexposure Prophylaxis against Influenza in Households

July 8th, 2020|

In the United States, antiviral treatment of influenza is recommended as soon as possible in hospitalized patients and in outpatients who are at increased risk for influenza complications or have progressive disease, and it can be considered in non–high-risk patients presenting within 2 days after… ...