Beyond the Book: Background information when reading The Great Influenza

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The Great Influenza

The Epic Story of the 1918 Pandemic

by John M. Barry

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The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
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    Feb 2004, 496 pages
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    Jan 2005, 560 pages

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Could such a plague happen again?  Most experts seem to agree that it is not a case of if, but when - and the two likeliest candidates would probably be Avian Flu or SARS; but, of course, a rank outsider could naturally mutate at anytime, or worse still could be created in a laboratory (see 'Lab 257' by Michael Christopher Carroll which explores the inner workings of the government's top-secret laboratory on Plum Island, close to New York City, and its connections with the outbreaks of Lyme disease and West Nile virus).

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