AbstractEpidemics were, are and will be unexpected and frightening events that have been present since the beginning of time. They highlight the fragility of man and the vulnerability of his social structure. These epidemics are caused by the greatest murderers in history: microorganisms, capable of sneaking surprisingly into different scenarios, whose mission is to infect and continue to survive, for which they mercilessly attack anyone who crosses their path, producing, in the infected, multiple ailments, including death. In some communities, these epidemics become a relevant cultural and religious dimension that can negatively impact the population. Thinking about the possibility of the emergence of a new disease capable of spreading rapidly, with high morbidity rates and high mortality in certain sectors of the population, is frightening. In addition, leaving significant sequelae in many survivors and the lack of clear evidence of their pathophysiology, which makes proper treatment difficult, increases this feeling. All of this can cause a feeling of helplessness and can generate feelings of fear and anxiety. Does this make us stronger or weaker?
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