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

1 Educating healthcare professionals and the general public will be an important component of every plan to reduce the severity of the next flu epidemic.
True     False
2 In the northern hemisphere, the typical flu season occurs from:
  September to December
  December to April
  November to March
3 A worldwide epidemic is called a *(one word)
4 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
5 The CDC estimates the possible effects of the next influenza pandemic in the United States will involve 89,000 to 207,000 deaths.
True     False
6 Which type of flu virus causes the worst disease?
  Type A
  Type B
  Type C
7 Which group is the primary reservoir for Influenza A virus?
  chickens
  pigs
  waterfowl
8 Which protein binds Influenza A to the host cell?
  Neuraminidase
  Hemagglutinin
9 Antigenic shift involves which of the following?
  Small changes in the influenza A RNA strands
  Reassortment of the influenza A RNA strands
10 Which animal functions as an efficient mixing vessel for Influenza A reassortment?
  Pigs
  Chickens
  Ducks
11 What is the main cause of Influenza A related death?
  Viral replication
  Pneumonia due to secondary bacterial infection
12 Adults are typically infectious the day before symptoms begin.
True     False
13 Flu related fever and body aches can last 3-5 days, cough and malaise may last for 2 or more weeks.
True     False
14 Vaccination status can affect the outcome of "rapid tests" for influenza.
True     False
15 Diagnostic tests should be done 5-10 days after flu symptoms occur.
True     False
16 Rapid diagnostic tests can return a result, either positive or negative, for influenza in less than 30 minutes.
True     False
17 The LAIV is delivered by intranasal mist.
True     False
18 RIV (Recombinant Influenza Vaccine) is an egg-free vaccine.
True     False
19 Women who will be pregnant during flu season should get the "killed virus" vaccine.
True     False
20 People who are 6 months to 18 years of age, and take aspirin daily, should get the killed virus shot.
True     False
21 Neither amantadine nor rimantadine are currently recommended for the treatment or chemoprophylaxis of influenza A in the United States.
True     False
22 Restriction of contagious visitors and health care personnel is an important strategy for controlling influenza in the healthcare setting.
True     False
23 Please check ALL responses that qualify as treatment for uncomplicated influenza. (Hint: there is more than one response)
  Forced Fluids
  Bedrest
  Aspirin for children and adolescents
  Antipyretics such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen
  Antibiotics
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