Demographic Aspects of the 1702-1703 Smallpox Epidemic in the St-Lawrence Valley
- Smallpox and Season: Reanalysis of Historical Data. Nishiura, Hiroshi; Kashiwagi, Tomoko // Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases;2009, p1
Seasonal variation in smallpox transmission is one of the most pressing ecological questions and is relevant to bioterrorism preparedness. The present study reanalyzed 7 historical datasets which recorded monthly cases or deaths. In addition to time series analyses of reported data, an...
- Global Mortality Estimates for the 2009 Influenza Pandemic from the GLaMOR Project: A Modeling Study. Simonsen, Lone; Spreeuwenberg, Peter; Lustig, Roger; Taylor, Robert J.; Fleming, Douglas M.; Kroneman, Madelon; Van Kerkhove, Maria D.; Mounts, Anthony W.; Paget, W. John // PLoS Medicine;Nov2013, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p1
: Lone Simonsen and colleagues use a two-stage statistical modeling approach to estimate the global mortality burden of the 2009 influenza pandemic from mortality data obtained from multiple countries. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary
- Visualizing Europeâ€™s demographic scars with coplots and contour plots. Minton, Jonathan; Vanderbloemen, Laura; Dorling, Danny // International Journal of Epidemiology;Aug2013, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p1164
We present two enhancements to existing methods for visualizing vital statistics data. Data from the Human Mortality Database were used and vital statistics from England and Wales are used for illustration. The simpler of these methods involves coplotting mean age of death with its variance, and...
- Impact of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic on Mortality Trends in Young Men, United States. Buehler, James W.; Devine, Owen J.; Berkelman, Ruth L.; Chevarley, Frances M. // American Journal of Public Health;Sept90, Vol. 80 Issue 9, p1080
Following a long-term decline, death rates in men 25-44 years of age increased from 212 deaths/100,000 in 1983 to 236 deaths/100,000 in 1987. To assess the impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections on this trend and to identify causes that are increasing in association with the HIV...
- Aftermath of a Hypothetical Smallpox Disaster. Bardi, Jason // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul/Aug99, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p547
Examines the result of a hypothetical smallpox disaster. Identification of the agent; Response at the hospital level; How to coordinate response efforts; How to inform the public; How to handle logistics; Legal ramifications; Vaccine supply; Issue on who will pay for the smallpox epidemic.
- Smallpox Manifestations and Survival during the Boston Epidemic of 1901 to 1903. Albert, Michael R.; Ostheimer, Kristen G.; Liewehr, David J.; Steinberg, Seth M.; Breman, Joel G. // Annals of Internal Medicine;12/17/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 12, p993
Clinical records of 243 patients with smallpox consecutively admitted to the Southampton Street smallpox hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1901-1903 epidemic were reviewed. Smallpox was divided into five categories of varying severity; 47% of patients had varioloid, a relatively mild...
- If smallpox gets outâ€¦. Ainsworth, Claire // New Scientist;12/15/2001, Vol. 172 Issue 2321, p14
Reports research findings of the worldwide impact of an epidemic of smallpox. Estimate of the transmission rate of smallpox in Western countries; Rate of secondary infection in the community; Significance of quarantine and vaccination for the prevention of the spread of the disease.
- The Control of Smallpox in New Spain's Northern Borderlands. Pearcy, Thomas L. // Journal of the West;Jul90, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p90
Focuses on the control of smallpox epidemic in New Spain's Northern Borderlands. Factual background on the Spanish conquest of the New World at the beginning of the sixteenth century; Impact of the disease outbreak on priests, soldiers, foreign settlers and the Spanish delegate; Administration...
- Of War and Epidemics: Unnatural Couplings, Problematic Conceptions. Cooter, Roger // Social History of Medicine;Aug2003, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p283
Presents a study that traced the idea of relating wars to epidemics. Review of prevailing approaches to the war and epidemics dyad and the outlining of reasons for its denaturalization within contemporary historical demography; Comparisons between combat deaths and deaths from epidemic diseases...