Thursday, May 07, 2009

Stay informed about epidemics and pandemics

Avian flu. Swine flu. We are told by epidemiologists that it's not a matter of if, but when, a global epidemic will occur, possibly killing tens of millions of people.

Such epidemics are called pandemics. The planet has had four pandemics so far. The 1918-'19 flu pandemic killed 50 million people, more than the total killed in World War One. One-third of the human population actually contracted this virus (Spanish Flu) -- 500 million out of 1.5 billion at the time -- and all were very ill, even those who didn't die. One of the problems was that healthy young people, rather than infants and the elderly, were most at risk of dying. There is a scientific reason for this: click the next link below to learn why.

This is very important. Stay informed: Listen to The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, which has much useful information.

Click on Pandemic news at Daily Planet News for the latest epidemic and pandemic news; the page is constantly renewing with all the latest from the WWW.

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