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Pandemics

pandemics

A pandemic is an outbreak of an infectious disease that spreads across a large region, a continent, or even the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a pandemic can start when three conditions have been met: the...

SARS Virus – 2002-2003

SARS-Virus-2002-2003

Towards the end of 2002 reports began to emerge from China of a virulent and potentially fatal respiratory disease that was proving highly resistant to treatment. The Chinese authorities were slow to alert the world to what quickly became...