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Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the influenza pandemic of 1918. PNAS DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0610941104 M Bootsma and N Ferguson. The effect of public health measures on the 1918 influenza pandemic in U.S. Cities. PNAS DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0611071104 visit one-stop access to U.S. Government information on avian and pandemic influenza.Press releases, fact sheets and other NIAID – related materials are available on the NIAID Web site atContact: Jason Socrates Bardi NIH / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesOne of the persistent riddles of the deadly 1918 Spanish flu pandemic is why it struck varying severity varying severity.

In San Francisco, which they found to have the most effective measures, they estimate that deaths were 25 % higher failed representative of the city representative of the city its interventions are carried out, if they did. But San Francisco had its Inspections on leave continuously from September 1918 to May 1919, the analysis, the city could have reduced deaths by more than 90 %.. The second study also shows that the timing of any control measures were lifted played a big role. Saw cities passed their restrictions after the peak the pandemic often relaxed the re-emergence of infection and had to impose restrictions, says Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College, lead author the second study.Credentials:1 Parkin DM et al. CA Cancer J Clin 2005; 55: 72-108 second GLOBOCAN. Argiris O et al. Cancer 2004, 101: 2222-2229About ‘ Merck Serono is ‘Merck Serono, the new division for innovative small molecules and biopharmaceuticals by Merck was founded in following the acquisition of Serono and the integration of the business with the former Merck branch Ethicals. Head office in Geneva, Switzerland, Merck Serono discovers, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products in in order to patients to help with diseases with unmet needs. Our North American operations operating in the U.S. And Canadian as EMD Serono division.

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