Influenza: How the Flu Spreads and Evolves

  • Many people will be convinced that they've caught the flu, but at least in the early part of the winter, that won't be the case.
  • The flu doesn't usually arrive in the colder parts of the northern hemisphere until about Christmas time or January.
  • Where pandemics come from, and how they change and seasonal flus, in other words, how the flu virus evolves, will be one of our main topics in the course.
  • As well as studying the public health aspects of influenza, we will be looking in some detail of the virus itself.
  • And by learning about flu viruses, you will acquire a body of knowledge that will also help your general understanding of other viral diseases.

by Lancaster University

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