Influenza Pandemic Essay

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  • The Pandemic Of Influenza And Vaccination

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    INTRODUCTION Every year, millions of people start talking about the influenza virus and getting their vaccines as the flu season approaches, which starts around the October-November period and reaches its peak between December and March. Therefore, public health officials around the world- and in the U.S in particular- are constantly challenged by properly preparing for the annual influenza dilemma, given that this viruses, and other respiratory viruses, are a serious health threat to the U.S population

  • The Pandemic Of Influenza And Vaccination

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    Every year, millions of people start talking about the influenza virus and getting their vaccines as the flu season approaches, which starts around the October-November period and reaches its peak between December and March. Therefore, public health officials around the world- and in the U.S in particular- are constantly challenged by properly preparing for the annual influenza dilemma, given that this viruses, and other respiratory viruses, are a serious health threat to the U.S population and the

  • The Epidemic : The Influenza Pandemic

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    Following the severe case of the 14th century Black Death outbreak, the influenza pandemic comes in second (Tomkins 1992:181). Across much of the South Pacific, the effects of the influenza was nothing but “misery and death… and nowhere were its ravages more devastating than in the South Pacific” (Tomkins 1992:181). Within the islands of the South Pacific, the most severely hit was Western Samoa, who’s population declined incredibly by losing one fifth of their population (Ministry for Culture and

  • Influenza, Avian Influenza, and the Impacts of Past and Looming Pandemics

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    Influenza, Avian Influenza, and the Impacts of Past and Looming Pandemics Avian influenza is a disease that has been wreaking havoc on human populations since the 16th century. With the recent outbreak in 1997 of a new H5N1 avian flu subtype, the world has begun preparing for a pandemic by looking upon its past affects. In the 20th Century, the world witnessed three pandemics in the years of 1918, 1957, and 1968. In 1918 no vaccine, antibiotic, or clear recognition of the disease was known. Killing

  • Influenza Pandemic : A Contagious Disease Essay

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    Influenza is a highly contagious disease which can spread across the population by the body secretions which contain the active influenza virus (10). It poses serious threats to the society as it promotes fear, anxiety, discrimination, and cause destruction on the normal function of the society (5). Until people develop immunity against the influenza virus (10), an influenza pandemic will remain a global emergency as extremely high number of people all over the world will require care at the same

  • The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 Essay

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    The influenza pandemic of 1918 had not only altered the lives of thousands, but the habitual lives of family and work as well. The Spanish Influenza collected more lives than all of the casualties of war in the twentieth century combined. After the disease had swept through the nation, towns that once began their days in lazy, comfortable manners had begun to struggle to get through a single day. What started as a mild neglect of a typical fever or case of chills had escalated and grown at an alarmingly

  • Essay on Influenza Pandemic Public Health Plan

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    reduce incidence of adverse effects. An initial public health plan addresses multi-level and multi-dimensional concerns. A public health plan to reduce epidemic incidence of influenza is aimed to reduce morbidity and mortality, provide continuity of operations and position the state for recovery if attacked by a novel influenza virus that causes large numbers of illnesses and deaths throughout New Jersey (NJ) (NJDHSS, 2008). In consideration such a plan necessitates establishing a target population

  • Essay on Causes of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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    a century. – John Barry Many historians call the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 the deadliest disease outbreak of all time. As many as 100 million people were killed as a direct result of this disease (Taubenberger 1). The Great Pandemic affected everyone, the prosperous and the poor, developed and underdeveloped nations. Entire villages in Alaska were wiped out because of the viral disease (Public Health Service). The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was caused by World War One, a high volume of immigration

  • The Potential for Avian Influenza to Cause Another Worldwide Pandemic

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    The Potential for Avian Influenza to Cause Another Worldwide Pandemic Abstract There are three major factors involved in the start of a pandemic; the viral strain must be new, able to cause serious illness, and transmit efficiently between humans. This article explores the avian influenza virus?s potential to cause another global pandemic through its ease of transmission and ability to evade treatment. Avian type A influenza virus generally spreads either through an intermediate vector during

  • The Flu is an Imminent Pandemic Essay

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    Flu: The Imminent Pandemic Influenza is an everyday disease that affects thousands worldwide. Despite its reputation as a mundane sickness, the flu (especially the avian flu) is widely touted by experts as the propagator of the next deadly pandemic. The secret to this virus’ lethality is its antigenic shifting, leading to increased virulence and transmission factors. If one strain of a super flu begins circulating, millions of lives and billions of dollars will be lost. Only by preparing a national

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