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    Epidemics and Pandemics

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    Epidemics and pandemics have been around for centuries and have killed several thousand people. 50,097 people died in 2011 from two harmful epidemics called pneumonia and influenza. Epidemics and pandemics are extremely dangerous and should be taking seriously. But, there are also things that could be done that are and should be being done. A Pandemic is a disease spreads around the world. An epidemic is when a pandemic spreads rapidly. The epidemic and pandemic is a world issue that kills millions

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    Overview Of Pandemic

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    People will argue when the first documented case of pandemic actually happened. The Peloponnesian War Pestilence recorded to have taken place in 430 BC during the war between Athens and Sparta, it was documented by a historian Thucydides. This was a great pestilence that wiped out 30,000 of the citizens of Athens (roughly one to two thirds of all Athenians died). It is said that not many days after Attica was invaded by Archidamus, the plague first began to show itself among the Athenians. Since

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    H1N1 Pandemic

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    1. During the H1N1 flu pandemic, risk communicators expected the public to experience certain outrage factors. These risk factors include but are not limited to the following. Controllability, the flu virus seemed to spread rapidly among the public. Controlling the virus appeared to be a problem during the early stages of the pandemic, this made people feel anxious and unsure. Catastrophic potential was another factor that played a major role. The H1N1 virus had the potential to cause a significant

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    A Catastrophe of Pandemic Proportions

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    A Catastrophe of Pandemic Proportions A Catastrophe of Pandemic Proportions It is the year 2018. The future that once looked bright is now filled with devastation. Two years ago a small pox epidemic swept through the United States in the worst act of terrorism we have ever seen. Due to the belief small pox was gone for good, children were no longer vaccinated. If only we knew the enemy was manufacturing this virus as a lethal weapon to be unleashed in the United States. I do not

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    History of Pandemic Flu

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    In 2009 the World Health Organization released a statement that the world is in a post-pandemic state for H5N1. This is very interesting news so I thought why not go through the history of the flu and see how bad the pandemic could get this is what I found. So H5N1 is highly pathogenic bird flu. It is caused by very serious outbreaks in domestic poultry. It occurs mostly in the Middle East and Asia. There is more than one type of H5N1, one is avian and one is swine. With avian there are little to

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    Essay On Pandemic

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    Pandemics cause an increase in medicine and the health care industry. When a pandemic outbreak occurs hospitals are overflowing, and researchers are hard at work searching for a cure. The Spanish Flu was no different. Doctors stated they were too busy trying to fight the disease to record the overflow of patients. Drug stores businesses increased during the Spanish Flu while other businesses were failing. Hospitals were so overcrowded that other buildings had to be converted into hospitals. Although

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    With a huge number of victims, 80 to 100 million, since 1918, the influenza is considered as one of the most pandemic diseases ever. There are three types of influenza virus: influenza virus A, influenza virus B, and influenza virus c. These are a subtypes of the virus family orthomyx-oviride. The types B and C do not cause pandemic diseases while type A does. The type A classified into three main subtype H1.N1, H1.N2, and H3.N2. The (H.N) refers to the two kinds of proteins on the surface of the

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    A pandemic is an outbreak of an infectious disease that spreads through human populations across a large region, whether that be multiple continents or worldwide. In order to be considered a pandemic, a disease must cross international boundaries and be contagious or infectious. Pandemics are usually caused by a new virus strain that humans have either very little or no immunity against. This contagious virus spreads easily from person to person, through direct contact or coughing and sneezing. A

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    Epidemics and Pandemics throughout History

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    illness, which is known as an epidemic or pandemic based upon size. An epidemic is when a common disease affects a large number of people within a particular region (Lamb). A pandemic is similar to an epidemic but is even more widespread than an epidemic, and spreads throughout entire continents or even the world. Despite the slight variation in meaning, most pandemics are interchangeably denoted as epidemics (Friendlander 13-14). Epidemics and pandemics have formed the course of human history by

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    Influenza Pandemic Public Health Plan

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    rise in global influenza pandemic with ability to reduce the health, safety, and welfare of the essential services workforce; immobilize core infrastructure; and induce fiscal instability (NJDHSS, 2008). As these effects can have an immediate and long-term consequence there is need of consideration. New Jersey as many of the states have considered a well prepared plan to ensure a reduce risk of multi-level impact of influenza epidemic. As the effect of influenza pandemic on the private sector,

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