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Influenza Pandemic and Steps to Counter It

Influenza Pandemic and Steps to Counter It

by Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
     
 

Pandemic influenza poses a threat to public health at a time when the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) has said that infectious diseases are spreading faster than at any time in history. The last major influenza pandemic occurred from 1918 to 1919. Estimates of deaths worldwide if a similar pandemic were to occur have ranged between 30 million and

Overview

Pandemic influenza poses a threat to public health at a time when the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) has said that infectious diseases are spreading faster than at any time in history. The last major influenza pandemic occurred from 1918 to 1919. Estimates of deaths worldwide if a similar pandemic were to occur have ranged between 30 million and 384 million people. Individual countries and international organizations have developed and begun to implement a strategy for forestalling (that is, containing, delaying, or minimizing the impact of) the onset of a pandemic. Antivirals and vaccines may help forestall a pandemic. This is an excerpted and indexed version.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604568424
Publisher:
Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
71
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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