[Facing pandemics from past to present]. Article - Octobre 2020

Florence Hammer-Dedet, Patricia Licznar-Fajardo

Florence Hammer-Dedet, Patricia Licznar-Fajardo, « [Facing pandemics from past to present].  », Actualités Pharmaceutiques, octobre 2020, pp. 14-17. ISSN 0515-3700


An outbreak means a sudden rise of the incidence of a disease, generally infectious, at a certain place over an extended period of time. The term pandemic is used when an outbreak is spreading on a global scale. By the past, Human has been able to face several pandemics by developing preventive and therapeutic strategies. The new societal and economic behaviour enhance the progression of old and new diseases. The development of new multidisciplinary approaches is necessary to prevent new pandemic episodes.

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