WHO Issues Updated Guidance on Clinical Management of H1N1 Infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidance that provides updated information for healthcare providers managing patients with suspected or confirmed 2009 H1N1 influenza. It incorporates knowledge gained about clinical features of pandemic influenza through international consultations.

In essence, the guidance document encourages health professionals to administer antiviral medications as soon as possible to patients in high-risk groups with influenza symptoms, patients with pneumonia, and those with uncomplicated influenza-like illness that worsens. To access this document, CLICK HERE.