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Mitra Ranjbar

University of Medical Sciences


Marzieh Nojomi

University of Medical Sciences


Epidemic Definition Pandemics History Cholera Influenza Typhus Plague Current Pandemics Environmental Health Globalization Economic Effects Pandemics Preparation

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Pandemic is an epidemic of disease across a large area, for instance across multiple countries or even worldwide. Although the pandemics usually affect a large number of people, the number of affected people is not important to confirm a pandemics. The most important aspect in order to confirm the pandemic is the scope of affected area, based on existing statistics and expectation. Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics of plague, typhus, influenza. One of the most devastating pandemics with more than 50 million people affected around the world was the Black Death due to plague. With a case of a pandemic, management, control and prediction are the most important. A pandemic has a severe effect on social aspects of human beings as well as the economy of the affected countries. This book focus on the definition, history and individual, environmental and economical aspects of pandemics as well as its management, control and prediction.  

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Date completed: September 5th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 25th 2019

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Review results due: February 13th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 13th 2020

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About the editor

Mitra Ranjbar

University of Medical Sciences

Professor Mitra Ranjbar, MD, with specialty in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine as well as a course of MPH. She has worked for about 20 years as a university teacher and investigator. The majority of her work and researche is about brucellosis (clinical trials, complications of brucellosis such as neurobrucellosis, osteoarticular brucellosis, immunology of brucellosis) and endemic infectious diseases in Iran such as typhoid fever, cholera, viral hepatitis, etc. She has written more than 60 papers about infectious diseases. Dr. Ranjbar is the dean of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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