Influenza Antivirals (Pan Flu Preparedness for LHDs, Session 5)


This presentation, developed by Richard Rosselli, MPH, gives you an overview of influenza antiviral medications.

Target Audience
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Educational Objectives
Describe the two classes of antivirals
Understand the difference between treatment and prophylaxis
Understand antiviral resistance
Describe the role of antivirals in pandemics, including distribution plans and prioritization
Understand the ethical issues involving pandemic antiviral use

Competencies Addressed:
Applied Epidemiology -
Use knowledge of human and environmental biology and behavioral sciences and principles to determine potential biological mechanisms of disease
Respond to public health emergencies