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Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It
Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata 0743203984 9780743203982
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Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata

When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the U.S. population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die.InFlu,Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter forThe New York Times,unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy.A gripping work of science writing,Fluaddresses the prospects for a great epidemics recurrence and considers what can be done to prevent it.

Author: Gina Kolata

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: 2001-01-09

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ISBN: 0743203984


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