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A 36 year-old man presents to his physician complaining of fever, generalized muscle aches and mild cough since yesterday. His temperature is 102.5 F. His physical examination is otherwise normal. He had not received influenza vaccine this year. His physician received a note form Public Health Office informing him that influenza A is documented in his community.
What is the most appropriate management of this patient?
A- Assurance and rest in bed with no treatment
B- Nasopharyngeal culture of influenza and treatment if it is positive
C- Wide spectrum antibiotic
D- Anti-influenza drugs such as amantadine or zanamivir
E- Hospitalization and isolation
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