Epidemiological Update: Increase of influenza activity in the Northern Hemisphere - 5 December 2014

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With the beginning of the influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere, the Pan American Health Organization /World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States ensure appropriate clinical management of patients, strict implementation of infection prevention and control measures in health care services and access to adequate supplies of antivirals. Member States should continue vaccinations against influenza to reduce hospitalizations and avoid deaths.