Pandemic Influenza

Description: Hour long presentation using Articulate and Powerpoint
Objectives:
1. Discriminate between the symptoms associated with common cold viruses and those manifested by influenza.
2. Understand the clinical significance between the different types of flu viruses.
3. Define the differences between pandemic flu and the current outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) sweeping the migratory bird and domesticated fowl populations
4. Appreciate how the virus establishes an infection within humans.
5.Understand how the virus is able to undergo rapid mutation and adaptation to new hosts.
6. Recognize the differences among the various diagnostic tests available for HPAI and influenza.
Identify the window of time when anti-viral medications will have their greatest utility.
7. Define the differences between an epidemic and pandemic.
8. Define the likely consequences associated with a pandemic in the US and other countries of the world.
9. Understand how incorporating the lessons learned from combating HPAI can be incorporated into the development of plans for pandemic influenza.

Author(s)
Developer
Name: Deborah Carson
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Contact
Name: Deborah Carson
Phone: 843-792-4431
Address: SC AHEC

Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture
Languages: English
Target Capabiltities: Respond: Isolation and Quarantine, Protect: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent
Cognative Domain: Knowledge
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Accessible, Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Thu May 18 13:41:32 -0400 2006
Last Updated: Thu Dec 28 16:23:11 -0500 2006