Swine Flu Inspires New Video Game

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."

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

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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