Human Influenza

Where Did It Originate And How?

Influenza originated from Russia in 1580, and spread to Europe. Pandemics continued sporadically throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, with the pandemic of 1830–1833 being particularly widespread; it infected approximately a quarter of the people exposed. The reason it spread so much and continues to spread is because of how quickly the virus evolves, so a vaccination that you get one year may not be as  helpful the next year. It helps if you keep yours hands clean as much as you can, and try not to get it from other people through coughing or sneezing.

What Does This Say About The Country?

This says that the country cannot seem to either get the vaccinations that can be given to people to help stop/cure the virus, or the vaccinations aren't good enough to work. It could also state that Africa doesn't have good medicine or cleaner water. When this spread, it effected mostly animals that died a lot throughout this time. This means that if someone had something to do with animals, like a farmer then they would most likely get it. This means  that they didn't have clean enough water that could help them reduce the chances of the virus.

How Could This Outbreak Effect The Government?

This pandemic could effect the government because it could show what the government has done and what they need to have done. The fact that Africa doesn't have good health and they need vaccines reflects on the government and how they should be finding a way to solve the problem. Also that they have water that is unsanitary and couldn't be used for proper hand-washing or other things. This makes it more likely to come and strike again, and it will be harder to get rid of. This means the government should be doing more to make sure Africa is getting what it needs in case of another outbreak.

How Could This Effect The Economy?

This could effect the economy because if they have another outbreak of influenza, and they need the vaccines, or they need other types of medical treatments then they will have to spend more money on it, and depending how many people get the virus could effect how much more money they have to spend. So if the outbreak comes then they are unprepared and more money is spent at trying to get what they need to pass the outbreak.

How Could This Effect Them Socially?

This could effect them socially because it could make them look like they don't know what they are doing. Then other places will think not to help them because they couldn't prepare for an outbreak, their actions can influence the way that other people look at them. Also, if they don't have enough money and are poor then it will be hard to try and help other people who could help them with their influenza. So if US helped them, they probably couldn't help back because it would require more money and they wouldn't have it, which makes them look bad and untrustworthy.

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