Test Your Influenza Virus Knowledge

See if you can separate fact from fiction about flu for a chance at a prize

Take our quiz to see how well can you separate fact from fiction about the influenza virus.
Take our quiz to see how well can you separate fact from fiction about the influenza virus.

Spread the word, not germs, during the annual influenza season. 

While the vaccine against flu remains a primary way to avoid illness, some myths exist about the vaccine and flu virus. 

We talked with Dr. Carol Epling, Duke’s director of Employee Occupational Health & Wellness (EOHW), and Dr. Cameron Wolfe, infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine at Duke, about common misconceptions. 

Using their insights, we built a quiz so you can test your knowledge of the flu virus and vaccine. Complete the quiz by noon on Oct. 14 to be eligible for a prize. A few top scorers will win a chance to earn a “Proud to be Working@Duke” T-shirt.

And remember: this year, the vaccine against the flu virus is required for Duke University staff and faculty working on-site.

Take the quiz here

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