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  • Hospitals Full-Up: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic (Video)

    10/26/2012 5:39:30 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 8, 2008 | UPMC Center for Biosecurity
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpzxNoLZx0w
  • Researchers unlock secrets of 1918 flu pandemic

    12/29/2008 4:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 2,232+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2008
    Researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly -- a group of three genes that lets the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia. They mixed samples of the 1918 influenza strain with modern seasonal flu viruses to find the three genes and said their study might help in the development of new flu drugs. The discovery, published in Tuesday's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could also point to mutations that might turn ordinary flu into a dangerous pandemic strain. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin and colleagues at the...
  • Exclusive SARS Report: Six Degrees of SARS: Of Politics, Greed, and Plagues

    04/11/2003 1:28:41 PM PDT · by mrustow · 82 replies · 526+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 11 April 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    It's time I went to my favorite shopping district, Manhattan's Chinatown, and picked up some "donta" (Chinese egg custard), fresh seafood, and roast duck for my family. But going there could potentially kill us all. Since I don't live in China, Hanoi, Toronto or Singapore, I may sound paranoid. And yet, I'll take that chance. The majority of Chinatown's inhabitants hail from China's Guangdong Province, which is Ground Zero for "SARS" – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, often erroneously described as "pneumonia" or "atypical pneumonia." Illegal Chinese immigrants constantly arrive in Chinatown, largely from Guangdong Province. People also constantly travel...