Swine Flu Inspires New Video Game

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In an effort to raise awareness to swine flu, Dutch researchers have created a video game that challenges players to control a new pandemic. The free online game is called "The Great Flu."


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

You may not know what to do about swine flu, but you can at least play a video game while waiting for it.

Unidentified Man: It's up to you to prevent this serious threat to the world population.

INSKEEP: Dutch researchers created a free video game. The Great Flu is online. You, too can distribute medicine, close schools and markets or find a vaccine.

It's MORNING EDITION. And remember…

Unidentified Man: The fate of the world depends on you.

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