Thursday January 5, 2012
Influenza can spread quickly and have serious consequences in
long-term care facilities, putting residents - especially those
with certain medical conditions at greater risk of developing
complications like pneumonia and bronchitis. The flu also can make
chronic health problems worse and may result in hospitalization and
sometimes even death.
The January 6, 2012 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
includes a report that highlights the importance of having and
following an influenza outbreak management strategy.
CDC has posted consolidated influenza outbreak management
guidance for long-term care facilities at: www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/ltc-facility-guidance.htm