Flu declining?

In a CDC press release, cautionary enthusiasm was heralded, as the first declines in influenza activity were reported last week. Given the upcoming travel season, however, there is no way to predict what activity will occur in the weeks to months ahead. As Dr. Anne Schuchat (director of the national center for immunization and respiratory diseases) espoused, “Nothing is typical about this year’s influenza” (CDC site)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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