10 Most Serious Public Health Scares

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“In an age that has witnessed the rise of international travel, the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the heavy use of chemicals, it seems there are more vectors for worldwide health crises than ever.”

Yes, from MRSA and bird flu to SARS and mad cow disease, it’s as if we’re always under the cosh from a new public health scare. The second half of the 20th century and our own fledgling millennium have brought a number of these threats to our wellbeing into our consciousness, if not onto our very doorsteps. Follow the link to learn more about the 10 Most Serious Public Health Scares Ever.

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