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Uncertain science : H1N1 and the World Health Organisation

Abeysinghe, Sudeepa Margaret

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On the 11th June 2009, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the spread of influenza A/H1N1 virus to constitute a pandemic event. This declaration, the first in 40 years, resulted in the implementation of pandemic preparedness plans and reinforced expectations of an imminent global catastrophe. However, H1N1 failed to produce high morbidity and mortality, leading to criticism of the WHO's actions. Through the analysis of WHO documents, this thesis examines the Organisation's...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/149807

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