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Influenza Season 2010/11 - Use of Antivirals

  • Document type:
    Dear colleague letter
  • Author:
    Professor D. M. Salisbury, Director of Immunisation
  • Published date:
    10 December 2010
  • Primary audience:
    Health and social care professionals
  • Publication format:
    A4:electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    15274
  • Pages:
    2
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

The purpose of this letter is to give information that the most recent surveillance data from the Health Protection Agency indicate that there is now a substantial likelihood that people presenting with an influenza-like illness are infected with influenza virus. Oseltamivir continues to be recommended, along with zanamivir, for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza.

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