1918 Influenza Pandemic

Linda talks with New York Times science writer Gina Kolata about her new book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It. Kolata recounts how a lab in Washington DC is researching the genetic code of the original Influenza of 1918 in order to prevent an outbreak in the next century. The Flu of 1918 killed as many as 40 million people worldwide.

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