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    Influenza Outbreak

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    Influenza Outbreak Four years ago the good citizens of this city voted to allow city funds to be allocated toward a new civic center located in the heart of Irvine. Four years ago the good citizens of this great city had no idea that a terrible pandemic would threaten their very lives and the lives of their loved ones. When signs of the flu season came around in late October this year, no one would have imaged that a disease, often with symptoms like a common cold, would have by the end of the

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    Introduction The last major influenza virus outbreak occurred in 1918, when the “Spanish flu” H1N1 pandemic killed between 20 and 40 million people worldwide. Before then, a pandemic would occur about once every century. However, this influenza pandemic was unusual because of its large death toll on healthy and young people, how fast it spread, and how deadly it was. Although vaccines had already been developed and were distributed to the public, the search for a cure for the influenza virus was delayed because

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    Spanish Influenza Outbreak, 1918

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    Spanish Influenza Outbreak, 1918 In the midst of perfect health, in a circumscribed community... the first case of influenza would occur, and then within the next few hours or days a large proportion- and occasionally every single individual of that community- would be stricken down with the same type of febrile illness, the rate of spread from one to another being remarkable... Barrack rooms which the day before had been full of bustle and life, would now converted wholesale into one great

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    “Pandemic influenza is by nature an international issue; it requires an international solution” - Margret Chan. Influenza is a very contagious viral infection that occurred 1918- 1919. Some of the main areas that were affected were central Africa, southern parts of Asia, and the Oceana. Influenza greatly affected many things in good and bad ways, but as humans we are always curious and always finding ways to improve and move on. The influenza outbreak showed us how important it is to keep up with

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    New York's Government's Response to Influenza Outbreak NEW YORK CITY (September 22):--Forty-three new cases of Spanish influenza were reported yesterday throughout the greatly afflicted state of New York. Of these new cases, eighteen were in Brooklyn, three were reported in the Bronx, eighteen in Manhattan, and four were reported in Queens. There appears to be little progress for New Yorkers and East Coast Americans in general, in their attempt to quell the spread of the disease. As such, public

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    Influenza's Impacts on Manchester's Society Society Shaken Like countless cities across the globe, Manchester, England has had a difficult time adjusting to the impact of influenza. Countless residents are ill. Numerous schools have been closed. A recent decree has banned children under the age of 13 from "picture-houses and all places licensed for amusement." Now, public discussion has begun which could impede upon personal liberties in defense of the public health. A proposed Health

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    Deadly Outbreak

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    Deadly Outbreak It is March 2003 and my life-long dream of traveling around the world is finally coming true. It seems like since I was born I have longed to visit the far corners of the world, and finally, now that I finished college and I have some time to travel I get to visit Europe and Asia. Yet somehow my visit to Asia is not exactly what I imagined it would be. It is not the diverse culture; it is not the unusual food; it is not the remarkable atmosphere or the people that are marring

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    Influenza and its Effects The latest outbreak of "Spanish Influenza" continues to have a significant impact on life both in London and throughout Europe. The economic consequences are troubling as more and more workers from textile houses, mines and other areas where people are working in enclosed and confined spaces succumb suddenly to the disease. In some cases the onset can be as little as two hours. Industrial areas like London and the Midland areas of Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton

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    The First Outbreak of the Illness

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    The First Outbreak of the Illness It was a quietly dull afternoon when they brought the first victim into the Emergency Room. He was a boyish 15 year-old, an adolescent sheep herder who appeared to be suffering from an unusually high fever accompanied by delirium. His uncle, the only relative to accompany the boy, said that his nephew was in good spirits until a few days prior when his health quickly deteriorated. [I was] a visiting doctor from Peru [and] the boy reminded me of home, where

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    Report from Uige Province I have now been working in Angola as a medical relief agent for three months. It is only recently that people have started talking about a possible outbreak of the Marburg virus here in the Uige Province in Northern Angola. We fear the worst as this disease, a deadly but rare hemorrhagic fever related to the Ebola virus, has many similar symptoms to other infectious diseases such as Malaria or typhoid fever making it difficult to diagnose. After incubating for five

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    Lincoln and the Outbreak of Civil War

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    Lincoln and the Outbreak of Civil War The Civil War was the worst crisis in American history, pitting two sides of a split nation against one another in bloody battles that persisted for four exhausting years. It was a war that neither side claimed to want, and that neither side claimed to start. Although popular belief places the blame with the South because they fired the first shot, there is considerable evidence that Lincoln, realizing war was inevitable, coerced the South into firing that

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    The Contribution of the Alliance System to the Outbreak of the First World War The "Alliance System" refers to the formation of military alliances or conclusioné”æˆ of ententes諒解 among the European powers during the period of 1871-1914. The Alliance System was first devised設計 by Bismarck; it was one of the underlying causesé å›  leading to the outbreak of the First World War. The Alliance System during the period of 1871-1890 was called the Bismarckian System. In the Franco-Prussian

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    their eyes became bloodshot. The demeanors grew morose but aggressive. In addition, the nurse and doctor who were taking care of the three patients became ill. By September 23, the number of patients suffering from this Marburg grew to 23. Two other outbreaks were occurring in Frankfurt and Yugoslavia. The people sick were also employees of pharmaceutical research or were in the field of patient care. Many people feared that this deadly virus was airborne. A great deal of mystery surrounded the illness

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    Epidemiology Case Study

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    include confirming that an outbreak exists, confirming the diagnoses, developing a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and carrying out more questioning (Ham, 2014). In this specific case study, the epidemiologists were looking at birth defects of babies in Texas in April of 2001. Attention was first brought to this particular case study when three babies in Texas were born with incomplete brains in the same month. To meet their first goal, epidemiologists had to confirm an outbreak exists. This includes

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    form for particular key words. It could then be stored and indexed to be later analyzed. (Sarlós, 1982) The real transformation in media surveillance systems happened wh... ... middle of paper ... ...se, lessening the number affected by the outbreak. It will also be used to control rumors that are spread about public health disease prevention, such as vaccine confidence. They will be able to counteract rumors and inform the public of the correct information by using the correct avenues of communication

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    Contagion Movie Essay

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    relate to just about any topic, but to be successful and exciting, there are a few key aspects that need to be included into the story. In the film Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh in 2011, there is an outbreak of the MEV-1 virus, and it becomes a horrendous pandemic within weeks. The outbreak begins with Beth Emhoff, who was traveling on business to Hong Kong. Within days she has spread the virus across the globe, and it

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    Ultra-Nationalism as the Fundamental Factor Leading to the Outbreak of the First World War There are several factors which caused the outbreak of the First World War, namely ultra-nationalism, neo-imperialismæ–°å¸åœ‹ä¸»ç¾©, the armament raceè»å‚™ç«¶è³½ and Alliance SystemåŒç›Ÿåˆ¶åº¦. Among these factors, to a certain extent在æŸç¨‹åº¦ä¸Š, ultra-nationalism can be viewed被視為 as the fundamental factor leading to the outbreak of the First World War. Hans Kohn describes nationalism as

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    The Spanish Influenza Epidemic

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    The Spanish Influenza Epidemic Los Angeles, October 28--The effects of the Spanish influenza outbreak from its date of original contamination, September 13(1), to now have been widespread and horrific. With more than 4500 new cases being reported today, the total for California is now above 60,000.(7) Not even two days prior to this printing, San Francisco witnessed its worst day, with over 2000 new cases reported accompanied by 96 deaths.(6) The once thought of "army epidemic" now has a firm

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    Small Mutations in the Influenza Virus can have Large Impacts on a Population Influenza is a highly infectious virus that has affected many people. The virus mutates rapidly, which increase the chance for an influenza outbreak to occur. Mutations and the types of symptoms can affect how quickly the virus can spread throughout a population. These small mutations in the virus led to about 50 million deaths worldwide during the 1918 influenza pandemic.1 Influenza still causes many hospitalizations

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    A pandemic is defined as a disease that has the ability to outbreak and spread globally. A pandemic is determined by how a particular disease spreads rather than how many lives it has claimed. A future pandemic can easily occur if and when a mutation of a new influenza A virus emerges. A pandemic of this type is easily possible to spread quickly and globally due to that when a new strand of the virus emerges, it will be highly unlikely that the human population will have a built up immunity to it

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