WHO: Influenza, an Unpredictable Threat

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Several influenza pandemics affected the world population over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries and the threat of the next pandemic looms large. This film explains a number of key aspects of the constant evolutions of influenza viruses and associated impact on public health. Because of the nature of the virus and its threat, the World Health Organization carries out global surveillance of this disease throughout the year, calling on thousands of scientists worldwide. Their exchange of scientific information and virus materials helps to determine which viruses will most probably represent the major threat during the next influenza season, and thus allows twice a year to decide about the composition of the next vaccines. Vaccination is the most effective intervention to reduce the mortality and morbidity of influenza, seasonal influenza epidemics and unpredictable next pandemic. To be prepared for the risk of a pandemic, which can hit anytime, concerted efforts from all public health professionals remain crucial to match the dimensions of such a global public health threat.

For more information:
http://www.who.int/topics/influenza/en/
http://www.who.int/influenza/gisrs_laboratory/en/
http://www.who.int/influenza/en/

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WeatherStruckGaming says:

Wow I have been fighting Influenza A for a while now and this information really helped!

Apurv A says:

it almost sounds romantic

Róbert Herr says:

What the people do not want to upset the balance of biology. The flu virus biology of the land would disappear if its consequences.
how many times people are tapered into a biological nature and now global warming, pollution is all. To know and protect themselves, but not to destroy it. Human influenza virus would be able to totally exterminate. The answer is yes.

Mi emberek a biológia egyensúlyát ne akarjuk felborítani. Az influenza vírus a biológia része ha eltűnne a földről annak következményei lennének.
Ember hányszor belenyúlt a biológiai természetbe és most globális felmelegedés, szennyezés minden van. Megismerni és védekezni, de nem elpusztítani. Ember képes lenne az influenza vírus totális kiirtására. A válaszom igen.

Róbert Herr says:

In winter why people are more susceptible to infectious diseases ??? Vitamin D lack of sunlight (sunlight in the skin produce vitamin D) January- February develops the most severe vitamin D deficiency, and people become more susceptible to flu.

Télen az emberek miért fogékonyabbak a fertőző betegségekre??? A D-vitamin a napfény hiánya (napfény hatására a bőrbe termelődik a D-vitamin) Január- február akkor alakul ki a legsúlyosabb D-vitamin hiány és válnak fogékonnyá emberek az influenzára.

anilkumar mayigowda says:

Very Informative

Jack Moses says:

Who is the woman in the video.(For citation
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msamour says:

Hey this is perhaps a stupid question, but has anyone ever looked into why reptiles seem not to be affected by Influenza?

Sa Xiong says:

Make me that pigs and chickens are not safe to eat!

Uwotm8 says:

no wonder god said not to eat pigs lol

Joemo Bright says:

this JOEMO mi

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