Students are required to prepare 2 research papers (minimum 4 pages each). Detailed
instructions on scientific writing are posted on the class web site. The first paper is on
“Influenza/FLU virus infection” and it is due on March 20.
Antibiotics do NOT work against the flu because it is caused by a virus and not by bacteria.
Best protection is the flu vaccine.
Antiviral drugs: Oral oseltamivir (Tamiflu), inhaled zanamivir (Relenza), or the intravenous drug peramivir (Rapivab).
Heavily advertised, but may not work well enough.
Over the counter (OTC) medications: may help treating symptoms such as aches, coughs, and sore throats.
Rest and drinking plenty of fluids recommended.