Given the “news break” from INN regarding a potential pandemic in China with a significant implication to Duke.
Fortunately, Dr. Schuchat (the Assistant Surgeon General) is going to brief us on what is current known about influenza viruses and help clarify what is fact and fiction.
How did the keynote speaker help improve your understanding of flu and the potential risk of a future pandemic?
Are there any strategies or methods to help control the impact of such a pandemic given by Dr. Schuchat?
What are the concerns about the current health infrastructure to deal with a future pandemic? Do you feel we are ready now?
(Please note that the news brief is for education purposes and is fictional).
In the second reading for the plenary session, Laurie Garrett (2005) explains that isolation measures do not reduce the rate at which the influenza virus spreads. Do any of you have any ideas why quarantine measures are not very effective?