What’s the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic and why is this difference important?
What is the difference in pandemic preparedness vs epidemic preparedness?
These questions were raised after a recent PATH publication, “Healthier world, safer America: A US government roadmap for international action to prevent the next pandemic” in a commentary by CIDRAP director, Michael Osterholm, PhD.
Dr Osterholm joined be to answer these and other important questions in this show.
- Dr. Mike Osterholm discusses infectious diseases and his new book ‘Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs’
- Diphtheria: A short history, the disease, treatment and the success of the vaccines
- Antibiotic crisis looming: Osterholm’s thoughts
- Puerto Rico crisis: What are the infectious disease risks post-Hurricane Maria
- MERS: Will it ever spread out of the Arabian peninsula such that the rest of the world should be concerned?
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the importance of timely treatment with doxycycline
- H7N9 avian influenza in China: Should we be worried?
- What’s happened to Zika? Is the outbreak in the Americas over?
- Flu pandemics are most likely to emerge in late spring or early summer: Study
- A pandemic influenza outbreak in the US could have widespread economic costs, nearly double previous estimates
- 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated in Mexico: Icahn School researchers