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Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure
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The ‘Spanish’ Influenza pandemic and its relation to World War I | World War I Centenary

The ‘Spanish’ Influenza pandemic and its relation to World War I | World War I Centenary | Viruses and Bioinformatics from Virology.uvic.ca | Scoop.it

"A world-wide epidemic caused by influenza viruses led to between 50 and 100 million deaths in 1918 and 1919 (as much as 1 of every 18 people). Because neutral Spain was not censoring news it became associated with Spain but its origins are more likely to be the USA or France. It came in three waves (Spring 1918, Autumn 1918, and Winter 1919) and the second wave was unusually deadly. And unlike typical flu pandemics it disproportionately killed young healthy adults. Many researchers have suggested that the conditions of the war significantly aided the spread of the disease. And others have argued that the course of the war (and subsequent peace treaty) was influenced by the pandemic. To help understand questions about the worst disaster in history we have built a computer model of the pandemic. To use and adapt the model does not require any programming knowledge."

 

http://resources.modelling4all.org/spanish-flu/teacher-guide-to-spanish-flu-simulation

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H5N1: US: New bird flu virus killing baby seals

H5N1: US: New bird flu virus killing baby seals | Viruses and Bioinformatics from Virology.uvic.ca | Scoop.it
Via nzherald.co.nz, a report datelined July 31: New bird flu virus killing baby seals - study. You'll see I've put in a link to mBio, but the report is presumably embargoed until whenever July 31 arrives in your time zone....
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