Navigation Links
Rapid Response was Crucial to Containing the 1918 Flu Pandemic

eattles mayor ordered his constituents to wear face masks. The first study found a clear correlation between the number of interventions applied and the resulting peak death rate seen. Perhaps more importantly, both studies showed that while interventions effectively mitigated the transmission of influenza virus in 1918, a critical factor in how much death rates were reduced was how soon the measures were put in place.

Officials in St. Louis introduced a broad series of public health measures to contain the flu within two days of the first reported cases. Philadelphia, New Orleans and Boston all used similar interventions, but they took longer to implement them, and as a result, peak mortality rates were higher. In the most extreme disparity, the peak mortality rate in St. Louis was only one-eighth that of Philadelphia, the worst-hit city in the survey. In contrast to St. Louis, Philadelphia imposed bans on public gatherings more than two weeks after the first infections were reported. City officials even allowed a city-wide parade to take place prior to imposing their bans.

If St. Louis had waited another week or two, they might have fared the same as Philadelphia, says the lead author on the first study, Richard Hatchett, M.D., an associate director for emergency preparedness at NIAID. Despite the fact that these cities had dramatically different outcomes early on, all the cities in the survey ultimately experienced significant epidemics because, in the absence of an effective vaccine, the virus continued to spread or recurred as cities relaxed their restrictions.

The second study also shows that the timing of when control measures were lifted played a major part. Cities that relaxed their restrictions after the peak of the pandemic passed often saw the re-emergence of infection and had to reintroduce restrictions, says Neil Ferguson, D.Phil., of Imperial College, London, the senior author on the second study. In their paper, Dr. Ferguson and
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. Rapid Whole Blood Testing for Infectious Mononucleosis Antibodies
2. Rapid Flu Tests May Prove Especially Helpful This Season
3. Point of Care Cardiac Analyzers Yield Rapid Cardiac Marker Results
4. Avian (Bird) Flu: Is There a Role for Rapid Tests?
5. Rapid HIV Testing Increases Possibility of Treatment
6. Response Genetics Announces Publication of a Phase III Clinical Trial Demonstrating That Low Levels of ERCC-1 Help to Predict Likelihood of Response to Cisplatin-Based Therapy in Lung Cancer
7. TMC125 Showed Significant Virologic Response at Week 24 in Treatment-Experienced HIV Patients With NNRTI Resistance in Phase 3 Trials
8. Trexima (Sumatriptan/Naproxen Sodium) Demonstrated Migraine-Free Response Across Multiple Attacks
9. Cervarix, the GSK Cervical Cancer Candidate Vaccine, Provides Sustained Immune Response in 100 Percent of Women up to 55 Years of Age
10. Data Demonstrated Metastatic Melanoma Response to Investigational Immunotherapy Ipilimumab
11. Ontak (denileukin diftitox) Achieves 49.1% Overall Response Rate in Phase III Trial of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Rapid Response was Crucial Containing the Flu Pandemic
(Date:6/3/2015)... , June 02, 2015 Research and ... of the "Global Neurodegenerative Diseases Market 2015-2019" ... global neurodegenerative diseases market to grow at a ... This report covers the present scenario and ... market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... PillPack, the pharmacy that simplifies medication management, today announced ... led by CRV with participation from Accel Partners, Atlas ... be used to fuel growth, accelerate the hiring of ... markets. "In the last two years, we,ve ... folks absolutely love," says TJ Parker, PharmD, CEO of ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Calif. , June 3, 2015  Armetheon, ... molecule drugs for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that ... been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. ... in global, high-growth enterprises, with a successful track ... of human health. With expertise that includes the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Neurodegenerative Diseases Market 2015-2019 - Reformulation of Marketed Drugs 2PillPack Raises $50 Million to Build Retail Footprint and Accelerate Growth 2PillPack Raises $50 Million to Build Retail Footprint and Accelerate Growth 3Armetheon Names Dr. Sanjay Kakkar as Chief Executive Officer 2Armetheon Names Dr. Sanjay Kakkar as Chief Executive Officer 3Armetheon Names Dr. Sanjay Kakkar as Chief Executive Officer 4
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 Hexagon Geospatial is ... winner of its 2015 U.S. Education Challenge, which showcases ... a college or university in the U.S. , ... focused on Remote Sensing and Civil Engineering at the ... “Pavement Surface Cracks Detection and Assessment Based on Hyper-spatial ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Loma Linda University Health ... with San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (SGMH). The SGMH board ... May 28. , “Loma Linda University Health has been ... Heinrich, chief executive officer, Loma Linda University Medical Center. ... our services to this community.” , Under the ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 ... across platforms and devices, announced today that it has ... in Collaboration and Content. The company was honored among ... demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions ... Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards – including the ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 ... firm that transforms businesses with technology, announced today that ... Officer. Mr. Dodge joins The Canton Group ... on years of successful customer engagements. , Tim is ... marketing functions for a variety of technology companies. Before ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 03, 2015 The National Resident ... that Maria C. Savoia, M.D., Dean of Medical Education at ... will become Chair on July 1. , “It ... the National Resident Matching Program,” said Dr. Savoia. “NRMP’s ... for matching medical students with training programs, and I welcome ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hexagon Geospatial Announces U.S. Education Challenge Winner at HxGN Live 2015 2Health News:Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health Enter into Exclusive Affiliation Negotiations with San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital 2Health News:AvePoint Wins 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Collaboration and Content 2Health News:AvePoint Wins 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Collaboration and Content 3Health News:The Canton Group Appoints Tim Dodge as Chief Marketing Officer 2Health News:NRMP Board of Directors Elects New Leadership and Members at its May 2015 Meeting 2Health News:NRMP Board of Directors Elects New Leadership and Members at its May 2015 Meeting 3Health News:NRMP Board of Directors Elects New Leadership and Members at its May 2015 Meeting 4
... The former director of information technology for a ... guilty plea to intruding into her former employer,s computer ... A. Breuer, acting U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson and FBI ... a hearing before U.S. District Judge David Hittner, Danielle ...
... Aranesp, experts say, , , THURSDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) ... such as Procrit and Aranesp, often used by cancer ... of death and serious adverse events such as blood ... also been associated in prior studies with increased risk ...
... Zealand, April 30 As the world mourns the deaths ... outside of Mexican soil, the World Health Organization has raised ... being confirmed in California, Texas, New York, Maine and Massachusetts, ... New Zealand, people all over the globe are beginning to ...
... As an expectant mother, her first official Mother,s Day doesn,t ... Here are four unique ideas to make this Mother,s Day unforgettable ... rest, this can be a vexing time. She knows it ... off her feet, but she is still very aware that laundry ...
... A new poll by the Pew Research Center,s Forum ... Catholics who have heard about the issue support President ... divisions exist between the most-observant Catholics and those who ... over their assessment of Obama,s job performance.Conducted from April ...
... April 30 Cadence ... company focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing proprietary product ... announced that it will release its first quarter ended ... on Thursday, May 7, 2009. Cadence management will host ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Computer Administrator Pleads Guilty to Hacking Former Employer's Computer System 2Health News:Anemia Drugs May Raise Death Risk in Cancer Patients 2Health News:Anemia Drugs May Raise Death Risk in Cancer Patients 3Health News:Anemia Drugs May Raise Death Risk in Cancer Patients 4Health News:All Natural System Sweeps Swine Flu Out with the Trash 2Health News:Four Unique Gifts for Expectant Moms Includes New Technology That Enhances Pre-Natal Bonding 2Health News:New Poll on Obama, Catholics and the Notre Dame Commencement Finds Deep Divisions Among Catholics 2
... Flextend lead is a ... with an extendable/retractable active-fixation ... design offers various lead ... implantation in the atrium ...
... leads are implantable bipolar extendable/retractable screw-in ... either the atrium or the ventricle. ... be extended or retracted by turning ... contains an anti-chattering mechanism for steady ...
Used with permanent pacing leads....
... Tupos LA, the only ICD system in ... the first implant for the treatment of ... a lasting improvement of their hemodynamics and ... LA uses biatrial stimulation to effectively suppress ...
Medicine Products: