• E.V. GORDUZA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi


Throughout history, humanity was confronted with many epidemics which were generated by different types of microorganisms: parasites, bacteria or viruses. However, in the last two centuries the fight against these invisible enemies has advanced through the implementation of antiseptic measures, vaccines or different medicines (especially antibiotics). In the last hundred years only, a few epidemics were classified as pandemics: the Spanish flu - 1918-1920 (minimum 50 million deaths), the Asian flu - 1957-1959 (2 million deaths), the Hong Kong flu - 1968-1969 (2 million deaths), and HIV - in the last four decades (35 million deaths) (1).

Author Biography

E.V. GORDUZA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Mother and Child Medicine


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