The Orthomyxoviridae Virus Family: Influenza, Flu Shots, and More


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The Spanish flu of 1918 is an example of which of the following?

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1. Why are people advised to get a flu vaccine each year?

2. The most prevalent viruses of the Orthomixoviridae family are mainly spread by which route?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be assessed on the purpose of a vaccination and how viruses are spread.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment aims to challenge you on:

  • The Spanish Flu
  • Hemagluttinin
  • H5N1
  • Flu vaccine

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about viruses
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about disease spread in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the orthomyxoviridae virus family.

Additional Learning

Interested in learning more about viruses? Check out the accompanying lesson titled The Orthomyxoviridae Virus Family: Influenza, Flu Shots, and More. It covers things like:

  • The effects of hemagluttinin
  • The effects of neuraminidase
  • Different types of the flu
  • Pandemic versus epidemic