100 Questions & Answers About Influenza

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 6, 2009 - Medical - 185 pages
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Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population becomes sick with influenza (the flu); more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and about 36,000 people die from flu. Some people - such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions - are at high risk for serious flu complications. 100 Questions and Answers About Influenza provides answers to 100 most common questions about influenza, with emphasis on new strains of the disease including the Avian Influenza.
 

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Contents

Influenza 101
1
The Flu Shot Notes on the Only Annual Vaccine
35
Antiviral Medications
55
Influenza and Children
71
Influenza and Seniors 65 Years and Older
83
Outbreaks Epidemics and Pandemics
95
Keeping the 1918 Pandemic in Mind
115
21stCentury Pandemic Planning
139
Guarding Your Health
145
Appendix
153
Glossary
161
Index
171
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