• Sudeepa Abeysinghe
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy book series (SKP)


There has been increasing public health emphasis upon the management of global disease threats. In particular, it has been suggested that, judging from the historical rate of incidence, a severe worldwide influenza pandemic is likely to be imminent (Lazzari & Stohr, 2004; Webby & Webster, 2003; Webster, 1997). Such an event carries the potential to cause widespread social and economic disruption. This risk therefore gives rise to a range of institutional and public expectations and reactions. A climate of heightened vigilance and surveillance, and both pre-emptive and reactionary health measures, result.


World Health Organization H1N1 Virus Global Public Health H1N1 Pandemic Institutional Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudeepa Abeysinghe
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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