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Worried about bird flu?

A book on the 1918 global flu pandemic offers some interesting lessons for our own times.
With the news that HSBC has formulated a massive contingency plan for fighting a bird flu pandemic, it is clear that the spread of the outbreak from Asia to Turkey has focused a lot of minds.

With this in mind, it probably pays to gain some perspective from the past - and the last great pandemic to hit the world. This, of course, was the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million people. And if you want to understand more about that pandemic a very good book to read is John Barry's The Great Influenza The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History.

Barry's 462 page book is an exhaustive account...

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