The Flu —
Information for Health Care Providers

Vermont Department of Health Epidemiology: 802-863-7240 (24/7)

 

Clinician Guidance and Resources

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Testing

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory performs influenza testing primarily for public health surveillance purposes to document flu activity in the community. Influenza RT-PCR testing to confirm influenza and determine type is performed at the Laboratory on Tuesday and Friday of each week, or by prior arrangement. To make arrangements for testing, call the Laboratory at 802-863-7336.

Guidance for Clinicians on the Use of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests
As part of this guidance resource, CDC created this guide for considering influenza virus diagnostic tests for individual patients when influenza viruses are circulating in the community.

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Antivirals

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Infection Control

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Page updated: December 19, 2011 12:28