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Influenza Still Poses Risk of Pandemic Proportions

Stephen Morse, PhD, professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, briefly outlines the impact of the influenza virus on human history. The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 infected almost half of the Earth’s population, killing about 100 million individuals. Influenza and other mutagenic viruses still have the potential to cause health crises on a global level.