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Author Fauci, Anthony S. ♦ Folkers, Gregory K. ♦ Morens, David M. ♦ Taubenberger, Jeffery K.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Oxford University Press
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social welfare problems & services ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Personal health & safety ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Virus Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Humanities ♦ Humanities ♦ Environment and Public Health ♦ Health Care
Subject Keyword Influenza, Human ♦ Epidemiology ♦ History ♦ Pandemics ♦ History, 16th Century ♦ History, 17th Century ♦ History, 18th Century ♦ History, 19th Century ♦ History, 20th Century ♦ History, 21st Century ♦ Humans ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Prevention & Control ♦ Historical Article ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, N.i.h., Intramural ♦ Discipline Infectious Diseases
Abstract It is impossible to know with certainty the first time that an influenza virus infected humans or when the first influenza pandemic occurred. However, many historians agree that the year 1510 a.d.-500 years ago-marks the first recognition of pandemic influenza. On this significant anniversary it is timely to ask: what were the circumstances surrounding the emergence of the 1510 pandemic, and what have we learned about this important disease over the subsequent five centuries? We conclude that in recent decades significant progress has been made in diagnosis, prevention, control, and treatment of influenza. It seems likely that, in the foreseeable future, we may be able to greatly reduce the burden of influenza pandemics with improved vaccines and other scientific and public health approaches.
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Morens DM ( National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. dm260q@nih.gov)
ISSN 10584838
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-12-15
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 15376591
Journal Clinical Infectious Diseases
Volume Number 51
Issue Number 12


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus