Influenza and Transplant Recipients: Ways To Prevent And Treat
In this podcast, Dr. Marian Michaels, Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, interviews Dr. Deepali Kumar, Associate Professor ofInfectious Diseases at the University of Alberta, to address issues of influenza and influenza vaccination in the transplant community. They will discuss the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in the transplant patients and recommendations for vaccinations. In addition, they will address the use of flumist in close contacts and healthcare workers. Issues of concern such as screening for influenza in our patients and instituting early treatment will be reviewed as well as other recommendations for keeping our patients healthy during the flu season.
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