The History of Influenza from Devasatation to Discovery
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  1. Factors associated with increased virulence of the Spanish Flu include all of the following except:
    1. Rapid mutation of viral proteins
    2. Rapid mutation of viral RNA
    3. Ability to infect swine
    4. Ability to infect chickens
  2. The Spanish Flu pandemic and the 2009 influenza pandemic were the result of the same strain of influenza virus.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. Why do many patients with influenza get treated with antibiotics?
    1. Patients do not report correct symptoms
    2. Many symptoms of influenza mimic bacterial infections
    3. Patients do not seek medical attention early
    4. Rapid influenza tests cross react with bacteria
  4. Which class of antiviral agents is no longer recommended because influenza A strains are now resistant?
    1. Amantadines (M2 inhibitors)
    2. Fluoroquinolones
    3. Neuraminidase inhibitors
    4. Penicillins
  5. Why do guidelines recommend rapid influenza testing as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms?
    1. Viral replication diminishes after three days so influenza may not be detectable
    2. Antiviral agents are the most effective in the first 48 hours of symptom onset
    3. Risk of antiviral resistance increases after the first 48 hours of symptom onset
    4. All of the above
  6. Pharmaceutical companies make all decisions regarding viral strains to be included in the new year’s influenza vaccines.
    1. True
    2. False
  7. Gaps in global surveillance discovered during the 2009 influenza pandemic included
    1. Non-standard approach to data collection
    2. Lack of skilled workers to test samples
    3. Governments refusing to share data
    4. Misunderstanding of influenza contagion
  8. Guidelines and pandemic preparedness plans are published by
    1. WHO and CDC
    2. FDA and USDA
    3. Local health departments
    4. NIH and NSF

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