COVID-19 & Influenza


Activity Overview:
Many comparisons have been made between the current COVID-19 Pandemic and Influenza. This course provides an overview of the infectious agents responsible for these two diseases, as well as, highlighting the similarities and differences. It is dangerous to accept comparisons where none exists, this lecture is meant to provide some background and allow you to better put things into perspective as will learn more and work our way through this worldwide crisis.

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Faculty: Donald Voltz, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Focus 1: Understand and be able to describe the differences and similarities between the etiologic agent for influenza and COVID-19.
  • Focus 2: Compare and contrast the similarities between influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Pandemics.
  • Focus 3: Understand the symptoms of Influenza and COVID-19 and how these are not enough to reliably exclude or diagnosis either disease.

Activity release date: 07/16/2020

Expiration Date: 07/16/2022

Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 Hour

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for all medical professionals in dealing with patient care and returning to work during COVID-19.

Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.