February 06, 2004
It was the Flu Pandemic, and it swept the whole world wide

Linkmeister points to a couple of articles about the flu, both of the 1918 and modern varieties. The first article, about how the deadly Spanish influenza pandemic took hold in humans, does not specifically mention if it used samples of the actual virus that was recovered in Alaska a few years back, but I would assume that is the case (you can read more about it in Gina Kolata's book on the subject). Stay healthy, y'all.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 06, 2004 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack

I read Kolata's book a couple of years ago; it was as much a mystery novel as a science book. I recommend it too.

Posted by: Linkmeister on February 6, 2004 12:04 PM

I enjoyed it as well, although I was quite sad when I read about all the poor ferrets.

Posted by: Ginger on February 6, 2004 12:10 PM