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Use of Ribavirin to Treat Influenza
K.M. Chan-Tack, J.S. Murray, and D.B. Birnkrant

With the current H1N1 influenza pandemic, questions have arisen regarding the potential for ribavirin as a treatment option. These authors report that the published studies are inconclusive regarding the potential clinical benefits of the drug for the treatment of influenza.

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  1. I am 79 years old and had a spleenectomy in 1992. My Doctor advised I get the H1N1 vaccine but I feel children and pregnant mothers should come first before persons like me. Our state still has a shortage. Do you have an opinion? I have had the pneaumonia vaccine and regular flu vaccine.

    Thank you. I haven’t the slightest idea where to look for your reply. My E Mail address would be great