H7N9 Influenza Virus: An Explanation of its Pandemic Potential
Center for Public Health Workforce Development, Rutgers School of Public Health
This webinar gives an overview of the biology, transmission, and pathogenicity of influenza viruses, focusing on the difference between highly-pathogenic and minimally-pathogenic avian strains. The speaker addresses current concerns regarding the H7N9 strain, identified as the cause of over 1,500 cases of influenza.
Points covered include:
- assessing viral characteristics to estimate their pandemic potential
- evaluating the current impact and potential risks of H7N9
- proposing mechanisms for worker protection and exposure prevention
Webinar Type: Recorded