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How can we prepare better for influenza epidemics?

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 13 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5271

This Personal View (BMJ 2017;359:j5007, doi:10.1136/bmj.j5007) states that the World Health Organisation has recently taken antiviral neuraminidase inhibitors off its Model List of Essential Medicines. It should say that “The World Health Organization has recently downgraded its recommendations in its Model List of Essential Medicines for the limited indication of severe illness due to confirmed or suspected influenza virus infection in critically ill hospitalized patients.”

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