And even more than the economic impact, there is concern about a possible medical one a particular strain of avian influenza—technically, high-pathogenic h5n1—caused great alarm in 1997 (see my last post on bird flu for a short primer on terminology) it jumped from birds to humans in hong kong. Cook was speaking of his decision to quarantine the us naval training station at the ford motor company's river rouge plant and shipyard – just six miles downriver from downtown detroit – after several dozen cases of influenza appeared there on the evening of september 20, five sailors reported to the dispensary. Influenza epidemics and pandemics who stages of a pandemic credit: who who stages of a pandemic influenza epidemics, also known as seasonal flu, occur annually and are the most common emerging infection among humans these epidemics have major medical impacts, but they are generally not fatal except in. Hard as it is to believe, the answer is true world war i claimed an estimated 16 million lives the influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people one fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in. Food and agriculture organization of the united nations: avian influenza.
But they were on the wrong track conventional wisdom held that the flu was caused by bacteria vaccines to fight bacterial infections, however, had no effect on the disease (flu was not identified as a virus until 1933) the epidemic was a crushing blow to medical science, which had only recently come to. Drawing on international case studies, this paper provides a review of the impact of past influenza pandemics, while examining the evolution of our understanding of, and response to, these viruses this review argues that pandemic influenza is in part a consequence of human development, and highlights. The thesis must address two responses to the spread of influenza in the the essay • the thesis may appear as one sentence or as multiple consecutive sentences • a thesis that merely restates the prompt is unacceptable outcome may have influenced the author's opinion (or some combination of these.
We estimated the possible effects of the next influenza pandemic in the united states and analyzed the economic impact of vaccine-based interventions using death rates, hospitalization data, and outpatient visits, we estimated 89000 to 207000 deaths 314000 to 734000 hospitalizations 18 to 42 million outpatient visits. Essay 12: the flu vaccine as a primary the flu vaccine is a safe, simple and affordable way to reduce rates of influenza and protect our society each flu season another common side effect is that the flu vaccine can give you flu-like symptoms, such as a low-grade fever or muscles aches, but not the actual flu this is a.
That transformation not only helped america cope with the pandemic but also continues to influence medical research and practice today the revolution in medical training of the early 20th century came just in time to help us deal with the 1918 influenza pandemic the meltdown the great influenza. Influenza pandemics and epidemics can have substantial health (eg clinical illness, hospitalization and death) and socio-economic (eg absenteeism from work and decrease in travel and trade) impacts globalization and increased travel and trade within and between countries have resulted in the rapid spread of disease. Bird flu, also called avian influenza, is a viral infection that can infect not only birds, but also humans and other animals most forms of the virus are restricted to birds h5n1 is the most common form of bird flu it's deadly to birds and can easily affect humans and other animals that come in contact with a carrier according to.