Flu Risk in Nursing Homes

This flu season has been particularly bad. The risk of influenza-related hospitalization is especially high in older adults and can have lethal complications for residents of nursing homes, where the spread of infection is common. Catch up with Annals of Long-Term Care on the recent updates from the FDA and CDC about this year’s flu season and its dangers to older adults and the elderly.

Here is an article from our archives that you may find useful to you when explaining these risks to your patients:

Influenza Prevention and Treatment Strategies in the Elderly

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2 thoughts on “Flu Risk in Nursing Homes

    • Kat-
      This flu season has been quite tough. For more information about how the outbreak has developed so far this year, take a look at this webiste, which gives a blow by blow of how the flu has been spreading in each state across America. [http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/flu-outbreak-2013-a-snapshot-of-influenza-activity-in-all-50-states]

      For some information about the flu in the United Kingdom, you can check out this website, [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2257519/Flu-outbreak-hit-Britain-massive-increase-cases-deadly-virus-arent-winter-vomiting-bug.html#axzz2KEEgtWqm]

      More information is always available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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