This is especially important when an influx of patients with flu-like
symptoms are tested and found not to have the flu, thus triggering protocols to quickly identify the causative agent.
Jones added that the hospital is already seeing several patients each day who request anthrax tests, either because they have flu-like
symptoms or simply want to be screened for the bacteria.
Study participants included 377 patients with flu-like
illness, of which 163 had confirmed influenza.
symptoms have also kept Dodgers right-hander Kevin Brown in his Chicago hotel room and his start Monday in Milwaukee is in jeopardy.
Approximately 120 million people experience flu-like
symptoms every year in the United States, with roughly 40 million actually contracting the flu.