Dr. Mark Ebell: Flu Diagnosis

Dr. Ebell was recently interviewed in The Athens Banner-Hearld for his work on flu diagnosis.

The flu kills about 35,000 people and hospitalizes 200,000 more every year. It’s an all-too-common virus that comes on strong in the cold months and affects thousands of Northeast Georgians.

And yet, little research has been done to better diagnose influenza. That is, until one University of Georgia professor made the virus the center of his research.

Dr. Mark Ebell, an associate professor of epidemiology, published his research on flu diagnoses in the January issue of the “Annals of Family Medicine.”

“We found that there hasn’t been a lot of good work done on how to best and most efficiently diagnose influenza,” he said of his findings.

Read the full article here.

Posted March 3, 2011.