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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.
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.