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Month: February 2018

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Feb 18

You May Have the Flu Even if You Don’t Test Positive for It

  The flu can be deadly — and deceptive. Rapid flu tests used in clinics and doctors’ offices can show that patients don’t have the flu when they actually do. These false negatives aren’t uncommon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that rapid influenza testing has a sensitivity ranging from approximately 50% to 70%. […]

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14
Feb 18

6 Things You Need to Know About This Flu Season

    Seasonal flu activity has been intense this season. As of January 20, 2018, all 49 states in the continental United States reported widespread flu activity for three consecutive weeks. This is a first since CDC’s Influenza Division began tracking flu this way. It’s likely that flu activity will be elevated for many weeks to […]

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