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Emergency Medicine Questions (EMQs)
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Coordinator: M Davey

Theme: Viral illnesses

Question 1

Which of the following statements are true with respect to influenza?

  1. Attack rates as high as 50% may be seen during major epidemics.

  2. Antigenic shift is a significant contributor to influenza pandemics, antigenic drift plays a role in more localised epidemics.

  3. Measures proved likely to reduce the spread of viral respiratory disease …

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