Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also spread across the globe with unprecedented speed. Responding quickly and adequately to each outbreak becomes imperative on the part of governments and global public health organizations, but the difficulties of doing so are legion. One tool for pandemic planning is analysis of responses to past pandemics that provide insight into productive ways forward.Chapter 1. Globalized Complexity and the Microbial Traffic of New and Emerging Infectious Disease Threats Chapter 2. Barcelona's Influenza: A Comparison of the 1889-1890 and 1918 Autumn Outbreaks Chapter 3. Prevent or Heal, Laisser Faire or Coerce: The Public Health Politics of Influenza in France, 1918-1919Chapter 4. Are Influenzas in Southern China Byproducts of its Globalizing Historical Present? Chapter 5. Recent Influenza Epidemics and Implications for Contemporary Influenza ResearchChapter 6. Influenza and the Remaking of Epidemiology, 1918-1960Chapter 7.Hong Kong Flu (1968) Revisited 40 Years LaterChapter 8. Mobility Restrictions, Isolation, and Quarantine: Historical Perspective on Contemporary DebatesChapter 9Chapter 10. Biosecurity in Time of Avian Influenza: VietnamCommentaries ConclusionEpidemics and Ethics: Comparative Insights and Critical Questions for Public Health Planning IntroductionPart 1. Reframing 1918: States, Pandemics, and Public Health Part 2. Epidemiology, Virology, and 20th Century EpidemicsPart 3. Governmental and Non-Governmental Institutions and the Politics of Epidemic ManagementScientific Influenza Research and the Management of Uncertainty: Contemporary Perspectives This book investigates past influenza pandemics in light of today's, so as to afford critical insights into possible transmission patterns, experiences, mistakes, and interventions. It explores several pandemics over the past century, from the infamous 1918 Spanish Influenza, the avian flu epidemic of 2003, and the novel H1N1 pandemic of 2009, to lesser-known outbreaks such as the 1889-90 influenza pandemic and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968. Contributors to the volume examine cases from a wide range of disciplines, including history, sociology, epidemiology, virology, geography, and public health, identifying patterns that cut across pandemics in order to guide contemporary responses to infectious outbreaks.Uses and Misuses of the History of the 1918 Pandemic: Two Integrative Essays.
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chapter Introduction / Susan Craddock chapter 1 Globalized Complexity and the Microbial Traffi c of New and Emerging Infectious Disease Th reats / S. Harris Ali part Part 1 Reframing 1918: States, Pandemics and Public Health chapter 2 Barcelona's Infl uenza: A Comparison of the 1889-1890 and chapter 3 Prevent or Heal, Laissez-Faire or Coerce? Th e Public Health Politics of Infl uenza in France, 1918-1919 / Anne Rasmussen chapter Comment: Infl uenza Epidemics and the Politics of Historical Analogy / Patrick Zylberman chapter Comment: Infl uenza and Historians: A Diffi cult Past / Ilana Löwy part Part 2 Epidemiology, Virology and 20th-Century Epidemics chapter 4 Are Infl uenzas in Southern China Byproducts of the Region's Globalizing Historical Present? / Robert G. Wallace chapter 5 Past Infl uenza Epidemics and Implications for Contemporary Infl uenza Research / Sylvie van der Werf chapter 6 Infl uenza and the Remaking of Epidemiology, 1918-1960 / John M. Eyler chapter 7 Hong Kong Flu (1968) Revisited 40 Years Later: Claude Hannoun with Susan Craddock chapter Comment: Influenza Histories and the Coexistence of Old and New: Frédéric Keck part Part 3: Governmental and Non-governmental Institutions and the Politics of Epidemic Management chapter 8 Mobility Restrictions, Isolation and Quarantine: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Debates: Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock and Jennifer Gunn chapter 9 Flu Epidemics, Knowledge Sharing and Intellectual Property: Maurice Cassier chapter 10 Biosecurity in the Time of Avian Influenza, Vietnam: Annick Guénel and Sylvia Klingberg chapter Comment: Ethics and Epidemics: Refl ections on Contemporary Stakes in Transparency and Equity / Marc Guerrier chapter Short Comment: Dr François Bricaire chapter Short Comment: Dr Jean-Marie Cohen chapter Short Comment: Dr Jean-Claude Desenclos chapter Short Comment: Pierre-Dominique Lansard chapter Short Comment / Pierre-Dominique Lansard.