Lecture by Dr Ira Shah on H1N1 Influenza.
Talk starts with types of influenza virus, difference between H1N1 and H5N1, mode of presentation of influenza, seasonal influenza and pandemics.
Details about H1N1 and swine flu, its outbreak and the vaccine.
Post pandemic phase discusses about symptoms of H1N1, who is more prone, Diagnostic tests for influenza and who should be tested.
How does influenza spread, how long is a person contagious, Protection against influenza
Treatment of H1N1, Oseltamivir dosage, Prophylaxis and who should receive the antivirals.
Influenza Vaccine- whom to vaccinate and the types of influenza vaccines, the schedule for vaccination and when to give the vaccine. Talk end with slides on Vaccine changes every year and how effective is the vaccine and conclusion of the lecture.