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Understanding dynamics of pandemics
Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21; 50(SI-1):515-519.TJ

Abstract

Along the centuries, novel strain of virus such as influenza produces pandemics which increase illness, death and disruption in the countries. Spanish flu in 1918, Asian flu in 1957, Hong Kong flu in 1968 and swine flu in 2009 were known pandemic which had various characteristics in terms of morbidity and mortality. A current pandemic is caused by novel corona virus originated from China. COVID-19 pandemic is very similar to Spanish, Hong Kong, Asian and swine influenza pandemics in terms of spreading to world by the mobilized people. Burden of pandemic is considered in terms of disease transmissibility and the growth rate of epidemic and duration of pandemic can be calculated by transmissibility characteristic. The case definition, finding out cases and first case cluster, proper treatment, sufficient stockpiles of medicine and population cooperation with the containment strategy should be considered for reduction of burden of pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, TurkeyDepartment of Infectious Diseases, General Directorate of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32299204

Citation

Akin, Levent, and Mustafa Gökhan Gözel. "Understanding Dynamics of Pandemics." Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 50, no. SI-1, 2020, pp. 515-519.
Akin L, Gözel MG. Understanding dynamics of pandemics. Turk J Med Sci. 2020;50(SI-1):515-519.
Akin, L., & Gözel, M. G. (2020). Understanding dynamics of pandemics. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 50(SI-1), 515-519. https://doi.org/10.3906/sag-2004-133
Akin L, Gözel MG. Understanding Dynamics of Pandemics. Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21;50(SI-1):515-519. PubMed PMID: 32299204.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Understanding dynamics of pandemics AU - Akin,Levent, AU - Gözel,Mustafa Gökhan, Y1 - 2020/04/21/ PY - 2020/04/13/received PY - 2020/04/16/accepted PY - 2020/4/18/entrez PY - 2020/4/18/pubmed PY - 2020/4/23/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Pandemic KW - new coronavirus infection SP - 515 EP - 519 JF - Turkish journal of medical sciences JO - Turk J Med Sci VL - 50 IS - SI-1 N2 - Along the centuries, novel strain of virus such as influenza produces pandemics which increase illness, death and disruption in the countries. Spanish flu in 1918, Asian flu in 1957, Hong Kong flu in 1968 and swine flu in 2009 were known pandemic which had various characteristics in terms of morbidity and mortality. A current pandemic is caused by novel corona virus originated from China. COVID-19 pandemic is very similar to Spanish, Hong Kong, Asian and swine influenza pandemics in terms of spreading to world by the mobilized people. Burden of pandemic is considered in terms of disease transmissibility and the growth rate of epidemic and duration of pandemic can be calculated by transmissibility characteristic. The case definition, finding out cases and first case cluster, proper treatment, sufficient stockpiles of medicine and population cooperation with the containment strategy should be considered for reduction of burden of pandemic. SN - 1303-6165 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32299204/Understanding_dynamics_of_pandemics L2 - https://doi.org/10.3906/sag-2004-133 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -