Controlling Disease Outbreaks: The Changing Role of Hospitals

Controlling Disease Outbreaks: The Changing Role of Hospitals

by Raoul E. Nap
     
 

Recent outbreaks of a novel avian influenza A virus (H5N1) in Asia, Africa and Europe were a chilling reminder that another human pandemic may occur any time. Such a worldwide outbreak will cause intense human suffering, disruption of social systems, major economic losses, and greatly burden health care services. Several pandemics during the last century, like the

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Recent outbreaks of a novel avian influenza A virus (H5N1) in Asia, Africa and Europe were a chilling reminder that another human pandemic may occur any time. Such a worldwide outbreak will cause intense human suffering, disruption of social systems, major economic losses, and greatly burden health care services. Several pandemics during the last century, like the 'Spanish flu' (1918), the 'Asian flu' (1957), the 'Hong Kong flu' (1968) and SARS (2003) prompted health care authorities for preparedness planning. This new book describes these recent incidents and emphasizes the need for more structured planning and preparation for medical emergencies such as emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

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ISBN-13:
9781616683146
Publisher:
Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Public Health in the 21st Century Series
Pages:
108

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