Medicine: Flu Fighter

The influenza pandemic which raged around the world in 1918-19 was the third great plague in recorded history.* Nobody ever isolated the microbe that caused it, and recent attempts to find the supposed virus in the long-frozen corpses of Eskimo victims have got nowhere. But experts are confident that the killer, which rivaled World War I in numbers of victims, was indeed a virus. And, 34 years later, they are working night & day to find a defense so that it can never strike again with such deadly effect.

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