Inside the Fight Against a Flu Pandemic


Super spreaders Kids are more likely to pass the virus on to others

As they have for most of the past 87 years, hundreds of children from across the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. arrived in June at Camp Modin in Belgrade, Maine, carrying flip-flops, sleeping bags and swimsuits. But they also carried something new. First there was one fever, then six, then nine campers fell ill in a single day. By the end of the first full week, dozens of kids were sleeping on state-issued cots in a specially quarantined cabin, waiting out a pandemic flu virus that is barnstorming its way across the globe. Camp Modin was not alone; so far this...

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