Understanding flu

OverviewInfluenza is a viral infection that causes seasonal illness and sporadic epidemics and pandemics. Immunisation remains the single most effective way of preventing influenza, although seasonal vaccines cannot prevent all cases. This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module reviews the prevention and management of flu, and dispels the many myths that still exist about vaccination.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you will be able to:▪ Recognise the differences between seasonal, epidemic and pandemic flu.▪ Identify the at-risk groups eligible for seasonal flu vaccines.▪ List the benefits, contraindications and side effects of flu vaccines.▪ Know what appropriate pre-hospital treatment can be given to a patient with suspected influenza.

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