Dig into the history of pandemics to learn how viruses and disease spreads and what we can do to stop future outbreaks. -- In our increasingly globalized world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Mark Honigsbaum describes the history of pandemics and how that knowledge can help halt future outbreaks.
Disease eradication is the ultimate gift we can give to everyone alive today, as well as all future generations of humanity.
For most of human history, we have sought to treat and cure diseases. But only in recent decades did it become possible to ensure that a particular disease never threatens humanity again. Julie Garon and Walter A. Orenstein detail how the story of smallpox – the first and only disease to be permanently eliminated – shows how disease eradication can happen, and why it is so difficult to achieve.
Polio cases have been reduced by 99.9% worldwide since 1988. But continuing efforts to end the disease are critical to eradicating polio for good. ROTARY has helped immunized over 2.5 billion children in the world's most sophisticated global health initiative
Thanks to the polio vaccine, dedicated health care professionals, and parents who vaccinate their children on schedule, polio has been eliminated in Canada for more than 30 years. That does not mean that it has been eliminated around the world.
A pictorial summary of how a disease can and is being eradicated. Of interest is story teller, Bill Gates. If you don`t know who he is check out the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The story of what one young person did to fight the good fight....something she believed in .....possibly a caricature of Greta Thunberg, Who knows.....???