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Since its emergence the impact of COVID-19 has been profound, and the public health challenge seem to be the most serious seen in a respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic (Soper 1919). Following its emergence in Wuhan, cases of COVID-19 were exported outside of China, mainly by travelers using the global aviation networks (Wu et al., 2020). It should be noted that transboundary spread of viruses is quite common in veterinary medicine (Klausner et al., 2015, 2017, 2018).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research

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Respiratory infections can be caused by many viruses such as, influenza and coronavirus. If a novel virus gains the capacity to spread globally with sustained human-to-human transmission, a pandemic can occur (Qatar National Cancer Registry, 2014). Influenza epidemics are happening every year. In the past, several influenza pandemics have occurred such as, the 1918 pandemic (H1N1 virus), the 1957-1958 pandemic (H2N2 virus), 1968 pandemic (H3N2 virus), and the recent 2009 H1N1 pandemic (H1N1pdm09 virus) (Past Pandemics USA, 2018).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Homœopathic Links DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715865The current outbreak of novel corona virus that began in China, created massive disaster worldwide resulting in thousands of deaths and enormous impact on health system &economic. This viral infection facilitates damage of alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells of lung caused by cytokine storm and deregulated immune responses and transmitted rapidly through the droplet infection via cough, sneeze and through contact reporting spectrum from asymptomatic cases to symptomatic manifestations which include. The fever, cough and ranges shortness of breath with high-risk p...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
By Folake OlayinkaAug 15 2020 (IPS) In 1918, the Spanish Flu, a deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, decimated the world. Over the course of four successive waves, it infected 500 million people, about a third of the world’s population at the time, resulting in 50 million deaths. More recently between 2014 and mid-2016 , the Ebola virus epidemic was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history—causing devastating  loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the West Africa region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These outbreaks, as well as SARS and MERS, each have ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Democracy Headlines Health Source Type: news
FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2020 -- Excess mortality during the peak of the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic was comparable to that seen early in the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in New York City, according to a research letter published online Aug. 13 in JAMA...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
The fast spread and high fatality rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remind us of the first pandemic in the last century — the 1918–19 influenza pandemic. Indeed, the SARS-CoV-2 and the 1918 A/H1N1 influenza virus share some common properties:
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the world. Everyday thousands of infected people lost their lives. What's worse, there is no specific medicine and we do not know when the end of the pandemic will come. The nearest global pandemic is the 1918 influenza, which caused about 50 million deaths and partly terminate the World Warâ… . We believe that no matter the virus H1N1 for the 1918 influenza or 2019-nCoV for COVID-19, they are essentially the same and the final cause of death is sepsis. The definition and diagnostic/management criteria of sepsis have been modified several times but the mortalit...
Source: Chinese Journal of Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Chin J Traumatol Source Type: research
The use of convalescent plasma, a strategy of passive immunization that has been applied in the prevention and treatment of epidemic infections for more than 100 years [1], has been proposed and performed also during the recent COVID-19 pandemic [2]. Generally the convalescent plasma use during the Spanish influenza A (H1N1) pneumonia (pandemic of 1918 –1920) has been reported as its first application [3–6]. In fact, several studies conducted during this pandemic suggested that the convalescent plasma could be effective in reducing mortality risk, as later confirmed by the meta-analysis carried out by Luke et al.
Source: Transfusion and Apheresis Science - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Convalescent plasma for the treatment of infectious diseases has been used since the early 20th century and was associated with reduced mortality during the 1918 influenza, 2003 SARS, and 2009 influenza H1N1 pandemics. However, most published studies of these diseases were case series and retrospective comparisons of treated and nontreated individuals. Consistent with this, several uncontrolled case series of convalescent plasma use in patients with coronavirus disease (2019) COVID-19 have suggested a possible benefit. Given encouraging historical precedents and the absence of proven SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory di...
Source: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Throughout history, infectious diseases represent a major global threat to human life and health, knowing neither geographic nor political borders. In 1918 the “Spanish flu” pandemic, caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus, led to catastrophic consequences with a global mortality toll of more than 50 million people (greater than the two world wars). The impact of this influenza virus was not confined to a single period; to date, three subsequent outbreak s (1957, 1968, and 2009, the last called “Swine flu”) resulted from descendants of the initial virus, which acquired one or more genes through reassortment [1].
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Ajay Kohli Vinay Kohli Chitra Chhabra Kohli By CHITRA CHHABRA KOHLI MD, AJAY KOHLI MD, and VINAY KOHLI MD, MBA With a doubling time of cases estimated between 3 days within the U.S. and about 6 days globally (at the time of this writing) COVID-19 is demonstrating its terrifying virulence as it spreads across the world. What’s perhaps equally terrifying, if not more, is the absence of a known cure or treatment plan for COVID-19. While there has been a lot of attention focused on Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, there has been debate on the scientific validity of these treatment options, either as t...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Patients Physicians Ajay Kohli Azithromycin convalescent plasma therapy coronavirus COVID-19 treatment hydroxychloroquine Pandemic Vinay Kohli Source Type: blogs
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