Pandemics and Epidemics
Today's interconnected world makes it easier for diseases to spread rapidly, and over great distances. Lately, talk of epidemics and pandemics frequent the headlines. While such news can be scary, the right information is important for understanding how to keep yourself healthy and eliminate unnecessary fears.
What Are Pandemics and Epidemics?
Whether the spread of disease is classified as a pandemic or epidemic depends on how many people ... read more »
Health officials and historians often rely on information from the past when planning to prevent the spread of disease in the future. Read on to see how past pandemics have affected various populations.
Insights for Historic Pandemics and Epidemics
- In 2008, Science Daily published an article covering the discovery of the cause of specific historical flu epidemics.
Top Sites for Historic Pandemics and Epidemics
The BBC discusses the potential of the flu virus to become a pandemic, reviewing how the virus spreads, and how new strains affect people. Historical reviews of past flu pandemics, including Russian flu, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, the Asian flu pandemic in 1957 and the H3N2 Hong Kong flu in 1968 are provided.
The Great Pandemic sets the stage for helping people understand how the 1918 flu pandemic spread through the United States. Learn what life was like back then, what happened when people began getting sick and even how residents of your own state were affected.
Preventing and Controlling Epidemics and Pandemics
People around the world have shown great interest in learning how to keep diseases from spreading, ... read more »
News About Epidemics and Pandemics
It can be quite unnerving to hear talk of potential epidemics or pandemics on the news. Find ... read more »