Fast Five Quiz: Flu Season

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


October 02, 2020

Editor's Note: This article was last updated on October 2, 2020.

Disclaimer: The information in this quiz may not be regularly updated. Please review information on the CDC website and in Medscape's coronavirus resource center.

Seasonal influenza is a highly contagious airborne disease that manifests as an acute febrile illness with variable degrees of systemic symptoms, ranging from mild fatigue to respiratory failure and death. Influenza causes significant loss of work days, human suffering, and mortality. This year, the flu season's overlapping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic represents a major concern.

Worldwide, influenza causes as many as 650,000 deaths annually. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented that seasonal influenza was responsible for 24,000-62,000 deaths during the 2019-2020 season.

Do you know key differences in the presentations of COVID-19 and influenza? Are you familiar with other important information for this flu season, including best practices for diagnosis and prevention? Take this quick quiz to refresh and test your knowledge.


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