influenza epidemic

influenza epidemic

caused 500,000 deaths in U.S. alone (1918–1919). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 403]
See: Disease
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The advert enthused that for 1p a cube it was of inestimable value in combating an influenza epidemic.
Mabel was 13 when she started cleaning other people's houses to earn some money, and 14 when the 1918 influenza epidemic swept through town, killing hundreds of her friends and neighbors.
The author sets out to explore why the influenza epidemic "was stricken from the collective consciousness" of the nation (17).
Such optimism is treated in chapter eleven, as are the influenza epidemic of 1918 and the polio outbreaks throughout the first half of the century, which had seemed to the optimists to have been archaic pathogenic stragglers of bygone days.
In support of this view, researchers found that an unusually large number of adult schizophrenics in Helsinki, Finland, were in the second trimester of fetal development during the 1957 worldwide influenza epidemic (SN: 9/19/87, p.
PeriGen, the only OB-specific risk reduction provider to address the influenza epidemic, has designed influenza-related decision support rules which can be immediately incorporated into the Company's OB-specific, clinical decision support system, PeriBirth[TM].
The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County and found that universal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly six percent and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces.
Chapters begin with brief essays describing the most significant aspects of each season, such as the tragic influenza epidemic of the 1918-1919 season and the initiation of the forward passing rule and its consequences in the 1929-1930 season.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said it was keeping a close eye on the swine influenza epidemic in case of any threat to people in this country.
Mr Kyprianou also secured the possibility for the EU solidarity fund to be called upon by member states to fund stocks of anti-virals and vaccines for a possible influenza epidemic.
Encephaliris and encephalopathy associated with an influenza epidemic in Japan.
If a patient comes into a physician's office during an influenza epidemic with several clinical symptoms of flu, running a test is unlikely to achieve much since a negative result may be dismissed as a false negative.