Infectious Respiratory Disease Basics

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The American Lung Association’s Infectious Respiratory Disease Basics course is a free, interactive online learning module. This course is designed to help individuals understand infectious respiratory diseases and, when applicable, the vaccinations available that help prevent them.

This program will teach participants to:

  • Define what an infectious respiratory disease is
  • Determine strategies to prevent the spread of such illnesses
  • Explain the role of vaccines in keeping you healthy
  • Describe treatment options if you get sick

The course includes downloadable resources to help reinforce the content, including an animation on Understanding Respiratory Viruses. This resource helps participants understand how your body fights back against pathogens and identify common side effects that you may experience as your immune system attacks.

This Infectious Respiratory Disease Basics Module is proudly supported by Elevance Health Foundation.