COVID-19 (SARS Co-V-2) Update: Focus on Epidemiology, Transmission, Risk Factors for Severe Illness, Persistence of Symptoms, and Vaccine Development

  • Author: David Jay Weber, M.D., M.P.H., FSHEA, FIDSA, FRSM (London)
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • For COVID-19, Epidemiology, SARS-CoV-2 & Vaccine Development
  • 1:00:19

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Management and Communication

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss new information on SARS Co-V-2:
  • Discuss current incidence and prevalence:
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 Infection: UNC Medical Center
  • Discuss transmission data: Overview, travel concerns, environment, aerosols; prevention of acquisition
  • Describe risk factors for severe disease: Surgery, age, underlying health conditions
  • Discuss the duration of infectivity and discontinuation of precautions
  • Describe current treatment guidelines: IDSA, NIH, UNC
  • Discuss the development of COVID vaccines and provide an update on current status

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