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January 22, 2019 Paul Herscu ND, MPH
Well, this is turning
out to be an extremely busy winter season! There are several influenza-like-illnesses,
as well as influenza, currently raging through the US and Europe. This is just
a short update, building on many previous pieces written on this topic. I write
here with an assumption that you understand the topic of the genus
epidemicus (see Herscu Letters #33-38 to review the topic of the genus epidemicus,) the
difference between acute and chronic prescribing at any given time in your
patient, and of course that you know how to keep your patients safe.
Currently, there are
several common presentations: