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Respiratory & Flu Season Update

Healthcare providers play a critical role in preventing, diagnosing and treating seasonal infections such as Flu, RSV, Colds, Pneumonia and Enterovirus. Help your facility prepare with these infection prevention strategies:

  • Vaccinate your staff
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Disinfect surfaces regularly
  • Wear personal protective equipment when appropriate
  • Practice respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette

Helpful Respiratory and Flu Season Information

Information is one of the most important weapons in the fight against the spread of disease and infection. Below are links to the latest information on Flu and respiratory infections from leading healthcare organizations. Also visit our UPrevent UPrevent Flu Prevention section section for additional information and resources, including information on flu vaccine.

The National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS)

1. Flu

CDC: Cold Versus Flu

CDC: Seasonal Influenza: Flu Basics

CDC PODCAST: Stay Flu Free

CDC: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals

2. RSV

CDC: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV)

CDC: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)- CDC PODCAST 4:22 min

CDC: RSV Infographic

Medscape: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Medscape: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Complications

3. Cold

CDC: Common Cold and Runny Nose

4. Pneumonia

CDC: Pneumonia – An Infection of the Lungs

CDC PODCAST: Prevent Pneumonia

CDC: Types of Pneumococcal Disease

CDC: Pneumonia Can Be Prevented—Vaccines Can Help

CDC: Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

5. Enterovirus

CDC: Enterovirus D68

CDC: Enterovirus D68 Infographic

Medscape: Enterovirus D68: The Other 'E' Virus Causing Illness Now

Medscape: Severe Respiratory Illness Associated With Enterovirus D68 -- Missouri and Illinois, 2014