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The elusive 1918 flu virus: Bracing for the return of another pandemic
 

The elusive 1918 flu virus: Bracing for the return of another pandemic

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The 1918 flu pandemic was potently violent, wiping out families and businesses. A century on, as the world becomes increasingly connected, experts warn that we could be more vulnerable than ever for another deadly strain.
 
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25 Nov 2017 - General
 
Health officials are rightly concerned about the possibility of the next influenza pandemic. Currently, patients hospitalised with H7N9 influenza have case fatality rates of approximately 40%. Influenza virologists know that only a few genetic changes are needed to make this virus easily transmittable, and this could bring on a global pandemic. In developed countries, pandemic vaccines won't be available for at least six months, and developing countries may never get supplies in time to do m...
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