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The Next Avian Influenza Pandemic: How Can We Prepare?

2 pages | 500 words

This essay looks at the history of avian influenza and discusses the need for countries to prepare for the next rare but likely outbreak of human influenza caused by the virus HPAI A/H5N1.

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The Global Outbreak Alert and Response System: An Integrated Approach to Infectious Disease Control

4 pages | 980 words

The World Health Organisation's Global Outbreak Alert and Response System (GOARN) is a mechanism for rapidly mobilising resources to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases. GOARN has helped to improve the world's capacity to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases.

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The Bubonic Plague and AIDS: A Comparison

3 pages | 790 words

The Bubonic Plague and AIDS are two pandemics that have caused death and suffering around the world. Although they originated centuries apart, when examined closely, they share some similarities. Both diseases originated in Central Asia or Central Africa, and both were initially spread by fleas or rats. Furthermore, both had an impact on Europe and the United States, and both caused a lot of panic and hysteria. Finally, both diseases continue to cause death and suffering today.

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