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Flu in Adults (cont.)

Author and Editors

Author: Steven Fine, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Editors: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD and Mary Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University.

REFERENCES:

CDC.gov. Seasonal Influenza (Flu).

Mandell, Douglas, John E. Bennett, and Raphael Dolin. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. Seventh Edition. "Influenza Viruses, Including Avian Influenza and Swine Influenza." Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2010.

Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Influenza." <http://www.who.int/topics/influenza/en/>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Seasonal Influenza (Flu)." <http://CDC.gov/flu>.

United States. Department of Health & Human Services. "Seasonal Flu." <http://flu.gov>.

Previous contributing coauthors and editors: Coauthor(s): Jatinder Singh, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Mark Clark, MD, Associate Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; James S Cohen, MD, Consulting Staff, James Cohen, PC.


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