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Influenza: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department

Authors: AL Giwa MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM;Charles G. Murphy, MD;Chinwe Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACEP

Although precise data for influenza-related illness and sequelae are difficult to obtain, up to 20% of the United States population has been estimated to be infected with the influenza virus during the winter season.2 Influenza disproportionately affects young children and elderly persons, and influenza deaths have increased substantially in the last 2 decades, in part due to the aging of the population.2

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Bioterrorism Attacks Involving Pediatric Patients: Preparedness and Early Recognition Are Critical

Authors: Joelle N. Simpson, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP

Due to their anatomic, physiologic, developmental, and behavioral characteristics, children are particularly vulnerable to bioterrorism agents. Symptoms associated with most bioterrorism agents can be difficult to differentiate from common childhood illnesses. It is extremely important that emergency clinicians are able to recognize unusual illness patterns that could distinguish a natural outbreak from a bioterrorism attack.
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