Introduction to Influenza – Types, Management and Prevention

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    5 Videos
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    240 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Influenza is one of the highly contagious diseases that spread rapidly among people within a short period of time. It mainly affects the respiratory system and is usually a seasonal illness, which leads to the death of hundreds and thousands of people around the world with yearly outbreaks. Moreover, lethal strains of influenza are evolving leading to enormous morbidity and mortality across the world. These new versions of the virus may infect people and spread quickly, resulting in pandemics. This influenza online course covers the epidemiological aspects of influenza which will equip a healthcare professional to understand how the disease is spread from various modes of more »»

The ‘Great Influenza’, which occurred in 1918 led to approximately 25 to 30 million deaths. Since then, there has been a vast improvement in our understanding of the influenza virus. Over the past few decades, influenza virus has evolved into a dangerous communicable disease affecting all age groups and regions. Besides infecting humans, these viruses also infect animals and spread to humans who are in close contact with them. Till now, annual vaccination continues to be the main strategy for the control of influenza – a crucial aspect covered in this comprehensive influenza prevention course.

This influenza training will also enable an early recognition of symptoms that can significantly contribute to influenza prevention, thereby halting it from spreading a pandemic. As a result of constantly changing make up of influenza and this being the talk of the world pandemics and research, it should be a part and parcel of healthcare professionals to know the prevention and management of Influenza. These viruses are genetically dynamic and emerge in unpredictable ways.

This online influenza course will help the healthcare professionals explore the origin and history of influenza, learn the modern laboratory diagnostics, and gain knowledge on the current treatment modalities and vaccinations for influenza prevention. It is imperative that every healthcare professional knows about the influenza virus and its effects on individuals of all age groups, and this online influenza prevention course provides a platform for upskilling in this subject.
Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

What will you learn?

  • Basics of Influenza
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Detection and Clinical Management of Influenza
  • Control and Prevention of Influenza

Key concepts covered include:

  • Basics of Influenza
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Detection and Clinical Management of Influenza
  • Control and Prevention of Influenza


Medvarsity is the pioneer in online medical education and is now Asia’s largest company in the domain with more than 50,000 graduates who have upskilled through the courses offered by the organization and more than 10,000 active learners who are engaged in their online medical courses and contact programs.

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