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: