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The 1918 Spanish Flu by Bruce E. Fleury

The 1918 Spanish Flu

by Bruce E. Fleury


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1 Hr. 24 Min.


From the Great Courses course Mysteries of the Microscopic World, learn about the deadliest epidemic of all time in three lectures. Meet the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish flu, investigating its structure, method of infection, and strategy for evading the human immune system. Also learn where it first appeared and how it mutated into a far more virulent strain. Track the mutated form of the 1918 Spanish flu as it reached American shores and killed an estimated 675,000 people out of a population of 105 million. Learn what made the 1918 flu a more powerful killer than the similar strain that attacked in 1976 and 2009.

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