First Session: Diagnosis Of A Pandemic Situation

European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 451-453

First online:

Introduction to pandemic influenza through history

  • Youri GhendonAffiliated withWorld Health Organization

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For the past 400 years, epidemics resembling influenza have been recorded in many countries. Epidemics from as early as the 16th Century in England and the 18th Century in the USA are recognizable as influenza, even in the absences of precise knowledge of their causative agents.

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Control Influenza Pandemic