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what kind of people is the flu shot approved for? (2)
1. approved for people 6 months of age and older
2. healthy people with chronic medical conditions
describe the nasal spray flu vaccine
1. vaccine made with attenuated flu viruses that do not cause the flu
how is avian flu transmitted? 2
1. through direct contact
2. infected poultry or contaminated surface
what are the four different antiviral drugs from avian flu? (4)
how does the spread of avian flu occur? (2)
1. Person to person is rare.
2. Is it limited and unsustained
describe the genetic reassortment of avian flu
no evidence of genetic reassortment between human and avian influenza A virus genes has been found
describe avian flu and human immunity in the population
there is little pre existing natural immunity to H5N11 infection in the human population
what drugs are being resisted by influenza in vietnam and thailand? (2)
describe the current avians that are creaing more of the virus?
infected h5n1 ducks are shedding more virus without symptoms of illness
How did the WHO and CDC control the SARS outbreak
1. Isolated and characterized virus to developed diagnostic test
3. antiviral compounds used and vaccines began.
what are the symptoms/signs of SARS
fever of 100.4 or higher
headache, body aches, malaise
dry cough after a week
some have severe diarrhea
how is SARS transmitted?
1. transmitted through droplet nuclei
2. possibly through sewage water, or fomites
what is treatment for SARS for atypical pneumonia? (3)
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