European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 451–453 | Cite as

Introduction to pandemic influenza through history

  • Youri Ghendon
First Session: Diagnosis Of A Pandemic Situation


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 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Youri Ghendon
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  1. 1.World Health OrganizationGeneva 27Switzerland

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