Posts Dated Archive: April 2018

Going Viral: Revisiting the 1918 influenza pandemic; preventing another (Part 2)

An interdisciplinary centennial symposium To mark the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, we held a symposium, Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in Chapel Hill on April 4-6. We looked back at the 1918 pandemic with a view to preventing another, creating an interdisciplinary event… Read More

Going Viral: Revisiting the 1918 influenza pandemic; preventing another (Part 1)

The 1918 influenza pandemic: A global catastrophe The 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million to 100 million people around the world. While infants and very young children and people older than 65 typically are most at risk of severe symptoms, complications and death from flu, the 1918 virus killed many… Read More