Experts agree Spanish flu
, caused by the H1N1 strain, was the deadliest disease in history, but there are conflicting theories about how it began.
In this published study, Inovio report on a synthetic micro-consensus approach that relies on a small collection of 4 synthetic H1HA DNA antigens which delivered in a single dose generated broadly protective antibody immune responses against several major deadly strains of H1N1 flu viruses from the last 100 years including the strain that caused the 1918 Spanish Flu
(which killed over 40 million people) in mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates.
In 1918 brave soldiers made their way home from the front following four years of deadly conflict in France, Flanders and beyond.
Until fairly recently, historians paid the Spanish Flu
surprisingly little attention: perhaps, Spinney suggests, because 'pandemic memory' takes a long time to mature.
The Spanish flu
pandemic, which killed at least 50 million people, has remained something of an enigma, not only because scientists are still unsure about why it was so lethal, but because it's a hugely significant world event that for decades seemed to have been largely forgotten.
Even today, reinsurers still talk about a "pandemic similar to the Spanish flu
pandemic" as an example of the kind of health catastrophe that a life insurer or health insurer must be prepared to handle.
As the deadly Spanish flu
hits, and members of the household fall ill, Meredith struggles to cope with responsibilities beyond her years.
Michael Osterholm's larger point is that even if H5N1 is afar less deadly virus than WHO numbers suggest it is, if it were to become a pandemic it could kill millions more people than the 1918 Spanish flu
The 1918 Spanish Flu
pandemic killed up to 40 million people, more than the number who died in the First World War.
THE new film Contagion brings the World War One Spanish flu
epidemic to mind.
London, Sept 27(ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators have tested a compound that destroys several viruses, including the deadly Spanish flu
that killed an estimated 30 million people in the worldwide pandemic of 1918.
Each chapter focuses on a different kind of infection, from Swine Flu to the Spanish Flu
to all manner of food borne illness.