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WHO recommends early antiviral treatment for at risk groups with suspected swine flu

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4831 (Published 13 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4831
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    People in groups at high risk of complications—such as pregnant women, children under 2 years old, and people with underlying medical conditions—and who are suspected of having swine flu should be treated promptly with antiviral drugs, the World Health Organization said on 12 November.

    The updated clinical management guidelines were announced amid an upsurge in cases of pandemic flu in some countries in Europe and Asia.

    Previously, WHO guidance focused on how to treat severe cases and …

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