What Is Influenza?

Influenza infection is a frequent cause of hospital visits and mortality in high-risk patients. Understand Influenza pathology, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, vaccines, and treatment options with illustrations by Dr. Seheult of

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This course provides:

– An understanding of the main types of flu (A,B, & C)
– An overview of typical signs and symptoms
– An explanation of what’s in the annual vaccine?
– Methods for diagnosing Influenza
– A comparison of treatment options: oseltamivir, zanamivir, & peramivir
– A post-video Quiz to reinforce essential concepts

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Speaker: Roger Seheult, MD
Co-Founder of MedCram.com (
Clinical and Exam Preparation Instructor
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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