CDC launches official influenza app for health professionals

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday announced the launch of its CDC Influenza application for clinicians and other healthcare professionals on the Apple platform. The app makes it easy to access CDC’s latest recommendations and influenza activity updates on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, the agency stated.

An Android support will be added in a future update, CDC noted. 

Content updates automatically with an Internet connection. Users will be able to view updated information on national flu activity; find influenza vaccination recommendations endorsed by CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; obtain information on diagnosis and treatment of influenza, including antiviral treatment recommendations by CDC and the ACIP; obtain information on laboratory testing for influenza; find CDC recommendations on influenza infection control; view videos of CDC subject matter experts discussing influenza topics; and order official CDC designed print products for posting in the workplace or distributing to patients.


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