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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 Bari Kolata

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused it.
by Gina Bari Kolata

Describes the great flu epidemic of 1918, an outbreak that killed some forty million people worldwide, and discusses the efforts of scientists and public health officials to understand and prevent another lethal pandemic.

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Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused it. Summary


A national bestseller, the fast-paced and gripping account of the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 from acclaimed science journalist Gina Kolata, now featuring a new epilogue about avian flu. 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 forty million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the US population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die. In Flu, Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The 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, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic's recurrence and considers what can be done to prevent it.

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GOR003957588
Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused it.
Gina Bari Kolata
Used - Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
2001-01-01
352
0743203984
9780743203982
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.