Article Rpt 3 - Jesus A. Campos Biology 121 Section EG...

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Jesus A. Campos Biology 121 Section EG ARTICLE REPORT #3 An influenza pandemic occurs when the influenza virus mutates into something that is not familiar to out immune system and is able to jump from one person to another. The greatest recorded influenza pandemic in the United States happened in the years 1918, 1957 and 1968. There is no question anymore whether there will be a next occurrence of a pandemic. It is now a question of when it is going to happen. It might just be a few months or it might take many years to make itself present, but there is absolutely no doubt that it will happen. There is a new strain of influenza (H5N1) also known as the avian flu that recently rose in Asia. Scientists believe that this new stain of influenza will be the next cause of an influenza pandemic in the world. Preparing for this type of pandemic is something that all governments around the globe should prepare for. Currently there are organizations like the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization that collect information about this virus and are working on surveillance so that they could try to isolate the virus when
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there’s an outbreak in some part of the world. Many countries like England, France and Australia have already started
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2009 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Stevens during the Fall '07 term at Richard J. Daley College - CCC.

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Article Rpt 3 - Jesus A. Campos Biology 121 Section EG...

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