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Exam & Evaluation (Influenza: Not Just a Bad Cold)
 
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 In the northern hemisphere, the typical flu season occurs from:
  September to December
  December to April
  October to March
2 A worldwide epidemic is called a *(one word)
3 In a typical flu epidemic, the number of cases usually peak in about 3 weeks and subside after another 3 or 4 weeks.
True     False
4 Which type of flu virus causes the worst disease?
  Type A
  Type B
  Type C
5 Which group is the primary reservoir for Influenza A virus?
  chickens
  pigs
  waterfowl
6 Which protein binds Influenza A to the host cell?
  Neuraminidase
  Hemagglutinin
7 Antigenic shift involves which of the following?
  Small changes in the influenza A RNA strands
  Reassortment of the influenza A RNA strands
8 What is the main cause of Influenza A related death?
  Viral replication
  Pneumonia due to secondary bacterial infection
9 Adults are typically infectious the day before symptoms begin.
True     False
10 Rapid diagnostic tests can return a result, either positive or negative, for influenza in less than 30 minutes.
True     False
11 Women who will be pregnant during flu season should get the "killed virus" vaccine.
True     False
12 People who are 6 months to 18 years of age, and take aspirin daily, should get the killed virus shot.
True     False
13 Neither amantadine nor rimantadine are currently recommended for the treatment or chemoprophylaxis of influenza A in the United States.
True     False
14 Restriction of contagious visitors and health care personnel is an important strategy for controlling influenza in the healthcare setting.
True     False
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