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How a flu virus shut down the US economy in 1872...

Ernest Freeberg, University of Tennessee In 1872 the U.S. economy was growing as the young nation industrialized and expanded westward. Then in the autumn, a...

Influenza’s wild origins in the animals around us

Jonathan Runstadler, Tufts University In the early 20th century, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. Epidemics erupted with little warning, seemingly out of...

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