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    Need assistance with the following scenario:

    "You have been assigned the responsibility of updating your organization's leadership on what should be done for the next flu season. Recent reports from the CDC have indicated that due to shortages in the flu vaccine, 50 percent of the population who are at risk of contracting the virus will not receive the inoculation for several months. Prepare a report that you will submit to leadership regarding the points outlined below. Use the Internet to research current health care industry data on "Influenza" current trends, treatments, and protocols to assist you in preparing the report. "

    1) Need assistance in identifying the transmission and symptoms of the flu, treatments that are currently available, and how the organization can help mitigate the spread of this disease
    2) Need assistance with creating (4) questions or concerns that you anticipate that leadership in your organization will ask you with regard to possible side effects of the treatments.
    3) Provide the rationale behind your four (4) questions.
    4) Need assistance with proposing three (3) lessons that have been learned from past flu seasons that will underscore the importance of preparing for the upcoming flu season and why these lessons will be beneficial.
    5) Need assistance with proposing two (2) recommendations (and your rationale) to leadership on how to cope with the shortage of the flu vaccine.
    6) Need assistance with composing an infection control policy for the local community.
    Need at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia do not qualify as academic resources.

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    Infectious Disease Case Study
    Need assistance with the following scenario:

    "You have been assigned the responsibility of updating your organization's leadership on what should be done for the next flu season. Recent reports from the CDC have indicated that due to shortages in the flu vaccine, 50 percent of the population who are at risk of contracting the virus will not receive the inoculation for several months. Prepare a report that you will submit to leadership regarding the points outlined below. Use the Internet to research current health care industry data on "Influenza" current trends, treatments, and protocols to assist you in preparing the report. "

    1) Need assistance in identifying the transmission and symptoms of the flu, treatments that are currently available, and how the organization can help mitigate the spread of this disease

    Transmission of flu is usually through air droplets and hand to hand contact of infectious
    viral agents. The treatment of flu virus for most flu is rest, treatment of a fever and plenty of
    fluids to drink. For the more vulnerable population such as children, elderly and
    immunosuppressed, the flu can be a deadly ordeal. They need to be protected first by
    immunization. If the contract the flu, they can first take oseltamivir or Tamiflu which is an
    antiviral medication if they have had symptoms for less than two days. It can be also given for
    people who have had an exposure.

    The symptoms of flu are normally aches and fever. Some people get respiratory
    symptoms while others may have gastrointestinal responses. Respiratory symptoms can be life-
    threatening for those who are already pre-disposed to cardiac, respiratory or other chronic
    diseases. Usually the flu last seven to ten days and a person are usually confined to their bed.
    Sometimes people misinterpret their symptoms from that of a cold but the flu is more intense and
    severe and takes several weeks to recover (colds & flu).

    Mitigation of the disease in the organization will be to use surveillance to keep all
    patients with flu like symptoms in one area of the hospital. They should be cared for by staffs
    that has been ...

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    The expert examines an infectious disease case study. The transmission and symptoms of the flu, treatments of current treatments and mitigating the spreads of the diseases.

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