2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that infected one-third of the world’s population and left approximately 50 million dead in its wake. It is one of the deadliest disease outbreaks in recorded history.
A century later, what have we learned? And could this happen again?
In our most recent This is Public Health™ lecture, researcher Stephanie Yanow dove deeper into what made the 1918 flu pandemic the “greatest pandemic in history” and looked at recent pandemics such as the H1N1 virus to explain the important role public health plays in preparing for and responding to emerging pathogens.
Worldwide killers: Public health responds took place on November 8, 2018.
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