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avian influenza

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A very contagious strain of influenza that affects poultry and can switch species to infect humans. This was the source of the highly virulent 1918 pandemic strain, and the H5N1 strain is...

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Global Health Security and the Pathogenic Imaginary

Andrew Lakoff.

in Dreamscapes of Modernity

August 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 9138 words.

This chapter analyzes global health security as a strategic framework designed to prepare for and respond to the onset of disease emergencies. The chapter tracks the technical practices...

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