Learn how immunizing a critical portion of a community protects most members of the community.
The influenza pandemic of 1918, also known as the Spanish Flu, remains the most deadly outbreak in recent history. Death estimates range from 20 to 40 million people worldwide. Researchers are delving into old samples and historic records to find out why.
Toxic Traces: What Made the 1918 Influenza Virus So Deadly?
Can 1918 Flu Survivors Offer Clues for Protecting Against a New Pandemic?
Bacteria Fingered As Killer In 1918 Flu Pandemic
Media Availability: Reconstructed 1918 Influenza Virus Has Yielded Key Insights, Scientists Say—Sept. 11, 2012
Media Availability: NIH Scientists Find Earliest Known Evidence of 1918 Influenza Pandemic—Sept. 19, 2011
NIH-Funded Scientists Find 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Protects Mice from 1918 Influenza Virus—June 15, 2010
Dynasty: Influenza Virus in 1918 and Today—June 29, 2009
Bacterial Pneumonia Caused Most Deaths in 1918 Influenza Pandemic—Aug. 19, 2008
NIAID Media Availability: Scientists Describe How 1918 Influenza Virus Sample Was Exhumed in Alaska, A Finding Critical to Future Pandemic Planning—July 2, 2007
Rapid Response was Crucial to Containing the 1918 Flu Pandemic—April 2, 2007
Review of 1918 Pandemic Flu Studies Offers More Questions than Answers—Feb. 28, 2007
Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice Against Deadly 1918 Flu Virus—Oct. 17, 2006
Mouse Study Reveals New Clues aboutVirulence of 1918 Influenza Virus—Sept. 27, 2006
Unmasking the 1918 Influenza Virus:An Important Step Toward Pandemic Influenza Preparedness—Oct. 5, 2005
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Last Updated September 11, 2012