Social Sciences Session: The history of infectious disease pandemics in Europe: what are the lessons for prevention and control measures?
This session will review pandemics over the centuries (their causes, their impact (morbidity, mortality and societal) and the public health responses) and assess what lessons can be drawn for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in Europe. This is particularly important and relevant in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
This session will cover three short presentations on the impact of three pandemics in Europe:
- the Plague
- the 1918 Spanish Flu
A complimentary historical presentation is given on the history of Epidemiological Intelligence Activities in Europe, that aims to lead to a discussion about Europe’s history of responding to pandemics. There were lessons to be learnt, so what are the lessons for us today and in the future?
Date and time
Wednesday, 22 November, 15.15 - 16.00 CET