Influenza

Approximate learning time

20 minutes

Course Overview

Influenza (Flu) is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. There are three types of influenza virus; Influenza A, B and C. The infection affects approximately 15% of the world`s population and results in half a million deaths annually. Around 12,000 people in the UK die each year from Influenza.

Course Objective

By the end of this course you will understand:

  • What influenza is and how it is spread.
  • The purpose of the respiratory system.
  • The common signs and symptoms of influenza.
  • The vaccine and non-vaccine measures that can be used to reduce the risk of influenza infection.