Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay

September 3, 2015 4:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early antiviral treatment for seniors with severe cases of the flu may shorten their hospital stay and reduce the need for extended care after discharge, a new government study finds.

"Flu can be extremely serious in older people, leading to hospitalization and, in some cases, long-term disability. This important study shows that people 65 and older should seek medical care early when they develop flu symptoms," Dr. Dan Jernigan, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a...

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