Prophylactic and symptomatic treatment of influenza. Current and developing options.

@article{Mossad2001ProphylacticAS,
  title={Prophylactic and symptomatic treatment of influenza. Current and developing options.},
  author={Sherif Beniameen Mossad},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={97-105; quiz 24}
}
The influenza vaccine is the primary method for the prevention and control of influenza. Anti-influenza drugs also have been shown to be useful prophylactically and to shorten the duration of illness by 1 or 2 days when started within 48 hours of symptom onset. In this article, Dr Mossad discusses indications for the vaccine and compares the relative… CONTINUE READING