Exam & Evaluation (Influenza: Not Just a Bad Cold)
Questions: Please respond to following statements.
Educating healthcare professionals and the general public will be an important component of every plan to reduce the severity of the next flu epidemic.
In the northern hemisphere, the typical flu season occurs from:
September to December
December to April
November 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.
The CDC estimates the possible effects of the next influenza pandemic in the United States will involve 89,000 to 207,000 deaths.
Which type of flu virus causes the worst disease?
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
Which animal functions as an efficient mixing vessel for Influenza A reassortment?
What is the main cause of Influenza A related death?
Pneumonia due to secondary bacterial infection
Adults are typically infectious the day before symptoms begin.
Flu related fever and body aches can last 3-5 days, cough and malaise may last for 2 or more weeks.
Vaccination status can affect the outcome of "rapid tests" for influenza.
Diagnostic tests should be done 5-10 days after flu symptoms occur.
Rapid diagnostic tests can return a result, either positive or negative, for influenza in less than 30 minutes.
The LAIV is delivered by intranasal mist.
RIV (Recombinant Influenza Vaccine) is an egg-free vaccine.
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.
Neither amantadine nor rimantadine are currently recommended for the treatment or chemoprophylaxis of influenza A in the United States.
Restriction of contagious visitors and health care personnel is an important strategy for controlling influenza in the healthcare setting.
Please check ALL responses that qualify as treatment for uncomplicated influenza. (Hint: there is more than one response)
Aspirin for children and adolescents
Antipyretics such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen
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