Pandemic Prevention: Tracing the Origins of the Swine Flu Pandemic
Credits: 1 credit
Dr. Greger reviews the history of influenza and the pandemic that swept across America in 1918. Learn how influenza has changed since the 1990s and how large-scale animal agriculture may play a part in risk factors associated with avian and swine flu.
The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study is 60 minutes.
For dietitians to earn continuing education units, this webcast must be viewed with and discussed among at least 2 other medical professionals.
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Michael Greger, M.D.
Director, Public Health and Animal Agriculture Humane Society of the United States
The Learning Process:
Participants are expected to read the module, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 1 hour.
After completion of this web cast, participants should be able to:
- Review the history of influenza over the last century
- Describe the risk factors for pandemic avian and swine flu
State the ways to reduce the risks of infection
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