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08. Influenza

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Michael W. Perry
  • Differentiate between influenza A and influenza B
  • List the primary subtypes of influenza A that are currently circulating
  • Differentiate between antigenic drift and antigenic shift
  • Identify the virus characteristics necessary for a pandemic
  • Discuss the transmission of the influenza virus
  • Evaluate the infectivity of adults and children with influenza infection
  • List the signs and symptoms of influenza illness
  • Describe the diagnostic tests available for influenza
  • Differentiate the populations at high risk for complications or severe influenza infection from the general population
  • Compare and contrast the trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) and the live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), and the different formulations available
  • Discuss the emergence of variant influenza A H3N2 and treatment and prevention recommendations for this virus
  • Discuss options available for prevention of influenza infection
  • Compare and contrast the antiviral agents available for prophylaxis and treatment of influenza
  • Formulate a post-exposure prophylaxis plan given patient-specific data
  • Recommend an appropriate treatment regimen for influenza based on patient-specific data
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