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March 28, 2006

The 1918 Flu Killed Millions. Does It Hold Clues for Today? - New York Times

 
The 1918 Flu Killed Millions. Does It Hold Clues for Today? - New York Times (info)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/28/science/28flu.html
It was the worst infectious disease epidemic ever, killing more Americans in just a few months than died in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Wars combined. Unlike most flu strains, which kill predominantly the very old and the very young, this one — a bird flu, as it turns out — struck young adults in their 20's, 30's and 40's, leaving children orphaned and families without wage earners.

Posted by dymaxion at March 28, 2006 10:49 PM

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