Avian Influenza and the Coming Pandemic--Online Course

Description: This Free Online CE course discusses the clinical characteristics and the infectivity of avian influenza, as well as, the physiology of influenza viruses. The course also examines the influenza pandemics of 1918, 1957, and 1968. In addition to the three pandemics in the last century, the avian influenza virus is discussed as to why there are troubling signs that it is moving towards a pandemic.

Key points of emphasis are on epidemiology of influenza, pandemic characteristics, treatment for influenza patients, and future vaccine strategies. The course also discusses Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), relating to the symptomatology, epidemiology, infectivity and response. This course is designed for all healthcare professionals.


Author(s)
Developer
Name: Paul Fultz
Title:
Organization: University of Louisville Continuing Health Sciences Education Office
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Contact
Name: Sarah-Ann Davis
Phone: 502-852-0173
Address:

University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences                                         Center for Health Hazards Preparedness                                                                                555 S. Floyd St. K-wing, Suite 40202                                                                                     Louisville, KY 40202


Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture, Quiz
Languages: English
Keywords: avian influenza
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect
Cognative Domain: Knowledge
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - NonCommercial
Is Product...: Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Thu Nov 01 11:02:49 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Tue Nov 06 12:15:32 -0500 2007