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Bird flu and the 1918 pandemic
Elizabeth Lindsey, Emory University
Gerda Louizi, North Springs High School
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High School
The threat of an outbreak of avian flu caught the attention of the public, government, and media. How serious is avian flu? Where did it come from? Scientists from around the world focus on the probability of an outbreak.
Adapted from:
Based on a New York Times editorial: Bird flu and the 1918 pandemic. (2005, October 8). The New York Times, p. 14.
Suggested Citation:
Lindsey, E. A., & Louizi, G. (2008). Bird flu and the 1918 pandemic. Retrieved November 30, 2015 from Emory University, CASES Online Web site:
This case contains excellent teaching resources on pandemic and avian influenza.

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