Pandemic Disease Case Study

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Introduction
A pandemic disease is a pathogen which is an illness, in excess of normal levels which occurs all over the world. There are 2 types of common pathogens a bacteria or a virus. A bacterium is a living organism that can release poisonous toxins which can damage the hosts body it is on average 0.2 um (micrometers which are 1X10-6 m) (1. See bibliography). They can be killed by antibiotics and the 2 types of Wight blood cells (phagocytes and lymphocytes). A virus is not a living organism and can only reproduce using cells which kills the host cell. For this reason a virus Is far harder to kill .Anti-viral drugs are hard to manufacture but, white blood cells can kill them .On average they are a virus is 20-400 nanometers (1X10-9 m) (2. See bibliography). The most efficient way to kill both are vaccines which is an injection of a dead or deactivated pathogen so your body knows what type of anti-body is needed to kill it. Possible responses to a pandemic outbreak would be a worldwide panic, a rapid decline in tourism and grouping in public spaces

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the official chance of a statistic according to the Huffington science(8. See bibliography ) is that out of the epidemiologists asked 90% said that there is likely to be a large pandemic disease in their children or grandchildren 's life time due to an increasing population a rapid urbanization .This is worrying if you compare the general public’s opinion to the chance of a pandemic disease and the vastly higher epidemiologists opinion this lack of knowledge may be a large set back to the prevention of one and should be addressed this worrying statistic may be in part due to a ungeneralizable cross-section of society asked and a possible unreliable statistic from the Huffington science which may have been biased about who they asked and are fear

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