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Flu Of 1918

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Flu Of 1918

Flu Of 1918

Flu Of 1918

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Joe Palca reports that a medical mystery finally has been solved — nearly eighty years after the fact. In 1918 and 1919, the worst-ever outbreak of the flu killed 20 million people worldwide. Now scientists have examined lung tissue taken from patients during that period and have discovered why so many people were unable to ward off the flu.

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