Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of Influenza

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


November 25, 2019

Influenza viruses are highly contagious and can cause seasonal epidemics. Illness manifests as an acute febrile illness with variable degrees of severity, ranging from mild fatigue to respiratory failure and death. Influenza is one of the most significant causes of acute upper respiratory tract infections worldwide.

Each year, seasonal influenza usually occurs during the late autumn and winter months and affects approximately 5%-15% of the population in the northern hemisphere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented that seasonal influenza was responsible for 34,400-57,300 deaths in the United States alone during the 2018-2019 season.

This quick quiz will help make sure you're prepared for this influenza season by refreshing your knowledge of key aspects of the condition and best practices for diagnosis, prevention, and management.


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