The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week recommended treating all hospitalized, severely ill and high-risk patients who have suspected or confirmed influenza with antiviral medications as soon as possible. H3N2 A viruses are predominating this flu season, and in past seasons have been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths in older adults and young children.

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