Exam & Evaluation (Influenza: Not Just a Bad Cold)
Questions: Please respond to following statements.
In the northern hemisphere, the typical flu season occurs from:
September to December
December to April
October to March
A worldwide epidemic is called a *(one word)
In a typical flu epidemic, the number of cases usually peak in about 3 weeks and subside after another 3 or 4 weeks.
Which group is the primary reservoir for Influenza A virus?
Which protein binds Influenza A to the host cell?
Antigenic shift involves which of the following?
Small changes in the influenza A RNA strands
Reassortment of the influenza A RNA strands
What is the main cause of Influenza A related death?
Pneumonia due to secondary bacterial infection
Rapid diagnostic tests can return a result, either positive or negative, for influenza in less than 30 minutes.
Women who will be pregnant during flu season should get the "killed virus" vaccine.
People who are 6 months to 18 years of age, and take aspirin daily, should get the killed virus shot.
Restriction of contagious visitors and health care personnel is an important strategy for controlling influenza in the healthcare setting.
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