Pandemic Essays

  • H1N1 Pandemics

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    been facing pandemics. A pandemic is an epidemic, an outbreak of an infectious disease that spreads worldwide or at least across a large region. Some of the most known events have been the Spanish flu (at the beginning of the 20th century) or the H1N1 pandemics (at the beginning of the 21st century). It can already be noted that pandemics which were more localized in the past have now a world scope and world impact due to the travelling’s international intensity. The most recent pandemics that the world

  • Flu Pandemic Problems

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    The most recent flu pandemic occurred is in 2009 which is known as swine flu H1N1. The term “flu pandemic” can be defined as epidemic of a type of influenza virus that spreads seasonally in an enormous scale around the world. The emergence of problems to a country to brace the consequences of the infectious disease is frightful and need to be closely examined. This essay will explain the challenges that will be faced by the government due to the possibility of a flu pandemic in the next decade by

  • The Deadliest Pandemic In History

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    “Influenza Pandemics must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world” (Chan). This quote that was just stated is very relevant to what happened in 1918 during the Great Influenza or what is also called the Spanish Influenza. Many people call it the “Mother of All Pandemics” because of its impact. John Barry’s “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” shows us how the influenza took part in people’s everyday

  • 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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    Influenza Pandemic 0f 1918-19 The influenza pandemic killed more people than World War I. “According to Taber 's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, influenza is “an acute, contagious respiratory infection characterized by sudden onset, fever, chills, headache, myalgia(muscle pain), and sometimes prostration”. Due to the lack of doctors knowledge, The influenza pandemic( Spanish Flu) spread fast. Conversely, military historians have paid little attention to a deadly disease which underlines the

  • The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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    The 1918 influenza pandemic circled the globe in three waves: the first in the spring of 1918, the second in the autumn, and the third in the winter of 1918–19, extending in some places into 1920. In the first wave it was the armies that suffered most severely. In the autumn and winter waves, soldiers and civilians alike died from secondary pneumonia infections which caused people to turn blue from lack of oxygen and cough up purulent, bloody sputum. . Those studying the social and military history

  • Pandemic Influenza And Surveillance Essay

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    This paper reviews current idea on surveillance and studies in a pandemic in Europe and the experience in 2009 (influenza). WHO and ECDC (European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) divided surveillance and studies in a pandemic into 4 component: early detection and investigation; comprehensive early assessment; monitoring and investigations concerning the effectiveness, safety and impact of pharmaceutical interventions. Pandemics represent exceptional challenges for surveillance because it has

  • The Importance Of The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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    Pandemics are events in which a disease spreads across the entire world. Many pandemics have become notorious for their lethality, symptoms, or historical events that surrounded them. Various notorious pandemics include the ‘Black Death,’ an event caused by the plague, Yersinia Pestis, that killed an estimated 25 million people (“Black Death”), or the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic, an event that has killed an estimated 35 million people (“HIV/AIDS”)

  • Pros And Cons Of Influenza Pandemics

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    facilities and the ability to conduct vast research, regular seasonal flu is still a major, deadly problem. Pandemic influenza is even more detrimental, as it causes many deaths, economic issues, and places a burden on those involved in health care (Hoyle). An influenza pandemic is an outbreak of influenza that spans worldwide and is responsible for many serious illnesses and deaths. Influenza pandemics usually happen several times each century,

  • The Spanish Flu Pandemic

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    Brief History Illness from the 1918 flu pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, came on quickly. Unlike earlier pandemics and seasonal flu outbreaks, the 1918 Influenza pandemic saw high mortality rates among healthy adults. Although the 1957 pandemic was not as devastating as the 1918 pandemic, about 69,800 people in the United States died. In early 1968, a new Influenza virus was detected in Hong Kong. This Hong Kong flu virus was similar in some ways to the 1957 Influenza virus. In the spring

  • Spanish Flu Pandemic In 1918

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    The influenza pandemic of 1918, otherwise known as the “Spanish Flu’ was responsible for the deaths of 20 to 40 million individuals, resulting in a higher mortality than World War 1. More specifically, 675,000 Americans died, with the virus infecting close to 25% of the American population. As a result, studies have found the American lifespan during 1918-1919 had lowered 10 years due to the Spanish Flu.^1 The location of origin for the Spanish Flu is widely debated. However, three locations are

  • Spanish Influenza Research Paper

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    What is the Spanish Influenza? The Spanish Influenza type A is a pandemic also known as H1N1, one of the deadliest viruses ever. Meaning it had spread globally killing a vast number of individuals. The vector for this virus is an avian also known as a bird. In 1918-1919 it was known for the number of deaths it caused as well as how it was commonly mistaken for a common cold because the signs and symptoms were extremely similar. “It killed more than 50 million people worldwide in a year time period

  • Black Death Dbq

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    The Black Death was a pandemic of plague that swept through Europe during the years of 1346-1353 (Benedictow). The plague is a disease that is caused by a bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This bacteria commonly infects rats and other rodents and is most often transmitted to humans by fleas that feed on the infected rats and then feed on humans (CDC). Rats are common, unwanted companions in large urban areas and more importantly, on ships. There are conflicting theories on where the plague that caused

  • The Flu Pandemic Analysis

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    down, hoping to enjoy the peace, when an invisible enemy invaded and killed thousands. Robert Marantz Henig, the author of the article, “The Flu Pandemic,” shows that the Flu Pandemic of 1918, though terrible, had three good impacts on America: It changed the ways scientists view illnesses, it started the

  • Informative Speech On Pandemics

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    Pandemics - SCRIPT Today I am going to talk about pandemics and my research question is: How can we prevent the outbreak of pandemics, such as the recent Ebola outbreak, in the future? Etymology First I'm going to explain the origin of the words pandemic and epidemic. Both of those words essentially mean the same thing, a highly contagious, rapidly spreading disease, with the only difference being that a pandemic takes place on a global scale while an epidemic occurs in just one country or region

  • John Mandel's Station 11 Analysis

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    Because they were so young when the world ‘ended’, most of their pre-pandemic memories were lost, due to either the lapse of time or perhaps a little bit of PTSD. These two characters illustrate how badly people who can’t even remember most of the old world craved going back to it. Kirsten and August are accustomed to their lifestyle in the Traveling Symphony, but fantasize about what life would have been like if the pandemic had never hit. For instance, when leaving an abandoned house that the

  • How Did The Black Death Affect Society

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    The “Black Death” is history’s first pandemic. This pandemic originated in China in 1334 and peaked in Europe. This plague wiped out entire towns. There were so many deaths, that there were not enough survivors remaining to bury the people who have passed (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). It is believed that the cause of this outbreak was because of the bacterium Yersinia pestis, according to forensic research (Saylor). The spread of this plague played a major role in migration and trade

  • 1918 Influenza Research Paper

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    For example, “Despite clinical and epidemiologic similarities to influenza pandemics of 1889, 1847, and even earlier, many questioned whether such an explosively fatal disease could be influenza at all”(Taubenberger). It wasn’t until late October researchers argued the influenza was a virus and on the right track to find the cure

  • Bubonic Plague In London Essay

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    The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was arguably the most devastating pandemic in world history. So when the plague hit London from 1665 to 1666, people had a fair reason to be alarmed. My question that I will answer by the end of this essay is that; why was the Great Plague of London important and how did it impact the people of London during that time? The sources I will use are: The Influence of Bubonic Plague in England 1500-1667 by Alan D. Dyer, Plague in London: A Case Study

  • Giovanni Boccaccio: The Black Death

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    men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world!” (Giovanni Boccaccio). Millions infected, millions died; This is the black death, one of the most destructive and widespread pandemics recorded in our history. Nearly 80% or more of the victims perished, their death sentence carried out within a period of days. The main cause of the black death is still between stories but the symptoms and social toll that it took on Europe are

  • Bacteria As The Cause Of The Black Death

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    The “Black Death” was one of, if not the most devastating pandemics to sweep the earth since humans have populated it. It was widely thought to be caused by a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis and in recent studies and research, evidence has made a strong case for the confirmation of that bacteria as the cause of the Black Death. Graves in Europe that were tied to that time period and the Black Death showed traces of that bacteria in both southern and northern Europe (Haensch et al. 4). In the 14th