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Influenza and Public Health


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Foreword. Introduction 1. Globalized Complexity and the Microbial Traffic of New and Emerging Infectious Disease Threats Part 1. Reframing 1918: States, Pandemics, and Public Health 2. Barcelona's Influenza: A Comparison of the 1889-1890 and 1918 Autumn Outbreaks 3. Prevent or Heal, Laisser Faire or Coerce: The Public Health Politics of Influenza in France, 1918-1919 Uses and Misuses of the History of the 1918 Pandemic: Two Integrative Essays Part 2. Epidemiology, Virology, and 20th Century Epidemics 4. Are Influenzas in Southern China Byproducts of its Globalizing Historical Present? 5. Recent Influenza Epidemics and Implications for Contemporary Influenza Research 6. Influenza and the Remaking of Epidemiology, 1918-1960 7.Hong Kong Flu (1968) Revisited 40 Years Later Scientific Influenza Research and the Management of Uncertainty: Contemporary Perspectives Part 3. Governmental and Non-Governmental Institutions and the Politics of Epidemic Management 8. Mobility Restrictions, Isolation, and Quarantine: Historical Perspective on Contemporary Debates 9 .Influenza, Intellectual Property, and Knowledge Sharing: A Recent History 10. Biosecurity in Time of Avian Influenza: Vietnam Epidemics and Ethics: Comparative Insights and Critical Questions for Public Health Planning. Commentaries. Conclusion

About the Author

Tamara Giles-Vernick is a Research Scientist in the Unit of Emergent Disease Epidemiology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

Susan Craddock is Associate Professor at the Institute for Global Studies and the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota.


'A valuable interdisciplinary book about the response to pandemic influenza which integrates insights from science, social science and history. The authors illuminate the intersection between science and policy and highlight key issues which cut across time, geography and pathogen.'
Virginia Berridge, Professor of History, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 'Policymakers and practitioners should take on board the many insights in this book before the next pandemic begins.'
Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care, Queen Mary University of London 'Influenza pandemics have been among the most unpredictable and devastating natural disasters, but discussions about them are usually confined to specialists. This book makes fascinating reading for anyone who wants to understand the context of pandemics but may have been deterred by the technical detail. It will do much to introduce the field to a broader range of readers, and to show why the collaboration of many fields - especially in the social sciences -- is essential if we are going to understand pandemics and deal with them appropriately.'
Stephen S. Morse, Director, PREDICT - USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) Program; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University

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