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A Guide to Swine Flu

As swine influenza reaches the U.S., a guide to what you need to know and what happens next. Plus, a look at pandemics past

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

An international network for monitoring the flow of viruses from animals to humans might help scientists head off global epidemics

April 1, 2009 — Nathan Wolfe

Killer Resurrected

U.S. military researcher uncovers clues about 1918 pandemic flu virus

April 27, 2009 — Christine Soares

Preparing for a Pandemic

One day a highly contagious and lethal strain of influenza will sweep across all humanity, claiming millions of lives. It may arrive in months or not for years--but the next pandemic is inevitable...

November 1, 2005 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Christine Soares

Capturing a Killer Flu Virus

The deadliest flu strain in history has been resurrected. What can the 1918 virus reveal about why it killed millions and where more like it may be lurking?

April 27, 2009 — Jeffery K. Taubenberger, Ann H. Reid and Thomas G. Fanning

Humidity Helps Fight Flu

In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that high absolute humidity can help kill flu virus particles in a given environment. Adam Hinterthuer reports...

February 10, 2009
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