SUBJECT: Swine Flu Guidelines

As per TNSDOH, testing for swine flu and treatment with anti-viral medications are generally not indicatedfor patients presenting with mild influenza-like illness (ILI) in the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area, including Shelby County. Patients with ILI who do not require hospitalization are considered to have mild illness. Physicians and health care providers should notify Baptist hospital patients with severe, unexplained, febrile, respiratory illness in individuals who have any of the following within 7 days prior to symptom onset:

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Pictured (from left) is William Kinley, Methodist North Hospital administrator and CEO; Marcus Reeves, M.D., of Apex Primary Health Care, and John Threadgill, president of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce in attendance at the Apex Primary Health Care open house April 24. Threadgill presented Reeves with an honorary plaque to commemorate the event.