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Alaska Science Forum: Villager's remains led to 1918 flu breakthrough

...virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of understanding the long-gone Spanish flu of 1918 may be frozen in the bodies...Mission. There, in 1918, the Spanish flu killed 72 of the 80 people, 90...
Scientists race to halt bird flu spread

...viruses capable of causing pandemics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed as many as 50 million people, began when an avian flu virus jumped to people who had no immunity...
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Scientists thank villagers for role in flu study

...commemorate the key role the tiny Inupiat Eskimo village of Brevig Mission played in a groundbreaking study of the 1918 Spanish flu that killed millions around the world. Before visiting the grave, researchers told villagers gathered at the local...
1918 Spanish influenza put the lid on activity in Juneau

...Kansas, comes down with the Spanish flu, the first recorded U.S. case...Harbor for fear of catching the Spanish flu. Nov. 25, 1918: Thirty-one...Sophia disaster coincide with the Spanish flu scare in Juneau but also with great...
Swine flu not a world-ending catastrophe

...destructively. Over the past 90 years, there have been, as far as we know, three new such viruses: the infamous "Spanish flu" of 1918; and two arising out of southern China, one in 1957 and one in 1968. These involved shifts or replacements...
Turning hatred into health through cooperative effort

...pollution and emotionally damaging epidemics. Public health statistics literally shout out the malignant spread of "Spanish flu" influenza by World War I. Hatred is not healthy. Neither is the current level of power struggling for political...
A race to save Nome

...was Calvin Coolidge and the occasion was the 1925 diphtheria epidemic in Nome. Around 1918 an influenza epidemic (Spanish flu) had swept across the Seward Peninsula and wiped out about 50 percent of the Native population of Nome, and 8 percent...
Alaska is on front line of bird-flu fight

...about a pandemic is that it could mutate to a point where it could be transmitted more easily," Whitfield said. The Spanish flu, which broke out in 1918 and killed about 50 million people worldwide, is believed to have mutated from a bird flu...
Historical basis of the crisis in rural Alaska

...people numbed by tragedy.The Great Death was the first of a series of catastrophes to strike Alaska Native people. The Spanish flu of 1918 further exacted a toll across Native Alaska. The flu epidemics were soon followed by measles, whooping cough...
Last similar change in flu strain killed nearly 65,000 nationwide

...outbreak. These very new strains are particularly successful in attacking people's immune systems. The 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic is considered to be the worst in modern history, killing about 21 million people and making up to 40 percent...


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