Antiviral treatment of influenza
Questions and answers
Frequently asked questions about the use of antivirals for prevention and treatment of influenza.
Infographic: How do antivirals treat and protect against influenza?
Vaccination is the most effective form of influenza prevention. However antivirals can be useful when the vaccine is less than optimally effective especially to treat patients with severe influenza or those at high risk of the complications of influenza.
Neuraminidase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of influenza
This ECDC expert opinion confirms earlier assessments by ECDC and national authorities that there is no significant new evidence to support any changes to the approved indications and recommended use of NAIs in EU/EEA Member States.
Related updates on antiviral treatment of influenza
Differing effectiveness of the therapeutic and prophylactic use of antivirals and other measures for public health purposes during the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic
WHO updated evidence-based guidelines for use of influenza antivirals in the treatment of all influenza infections, Feb 2010