EM1910K "1918-1919 to 2018-2019: Influenza 100 years later" (IM GR-102519)

The purpose of this presentation is to review the history of influenza and describe the defining characteristics of the annual epidemics and periodic pandemics, to review the signs and symptoms of the disease and the spectrum of illness, to discuss the presentations of influenza and the complications of infection and to list prevention strategies including the use of vaccine.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of changes the virus undergoes to determine if we will have an epidemic or pandemic.
  • Understand the spectrum of illness caused by influenza infection including the complications.
  • List three important strategies to prevent influenza infection.
  • Recognize the real versus perceived adverse events associated with the influenza vaccine.
  • Describe the utility of hand hygiene and masks in preventing transmission of the influenza virus.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Trish M. Perl, M.D., M.Sc.Trish M. Perl, M.D., M.Sc.
Jay P. Sanford Professorship in Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine/

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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