Demystifying Medicine 2019: The Next Influenza Pandemic, and Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic; Follow the Science

Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Published: 1/8/2019. This one-hour, 48-minute lecture on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: A Perpetual Challenge and The Next Influenza Pandemic includes two topics. Part one begins nine minutes in, with a presentation by Dr. Taubenberger, on The Next Influenza Pandemic: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future, which describes previous influenza pandemics in history, the mortality impact of influenza pandemics, and if next influenza pandemic can be predicted. It discusses how the influenza A virus host range is quite diverse, how the virus can switch hosts, lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic, and zoonotic avian influenza infections and the risk of a future pandemic. (Video or Multimedia)
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