Spike in Flu Cases: DAK Urges Doctors to Prescribe Antiviral Drugs

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Srinagar : With surge in number of flu cases in Kashmir valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday urged doctors to prescribe antiviral drugs for flu patients.

DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan and influenza expert said that antiviral medication reduces risk of flu deaths.

“Early treatment with antiviral medication reduces the risk of flu death by 60 percent,” said Dr Hassan, quoting a study.

He said clinicians should prescribe antiviral medication to flu patients as early as possible and should not wait for the lab test results as delay could be fatal.

“Flu antivirals work best for treatment when they are started within two days of onset of illness. However, starting them later can still be helpful,” he said.(CNI) Current News of India

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