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  • Great Influenza Epidemic Of 1918
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    Walking down any given street in the year 1918 between the months of June and December, one would take notice of coffins lining the sidewalks. Nobody was on the streets, and dead bodies were stuffed into every available space. The Flu Epidemic of 1918 not only was the most devastating event of the twentieth century, but propelled the United States to search for a vaccine that has not yet been found, causing concern that the flu will strike again. Influenza has been around almost as long as peopl...
  • Influenza Virus
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    Influenza Influenza, normally called "the flu", the influenza virus causes an infection in the respiration tract. Even though the influenza virus can sometimes be compared with the common cold. It also can cause a more severe illness or death. During this past century, pandemics took place in 1918, 1957, and 1968, in all of these cases there where unfortunately many deaths. The "Spanish flu" in 1918, killed approximately half a million people in the United States alone. It killed around 20 milli...
  • Flu In 1918
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    The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: The Hidden Secrets of a Mass Murderer Once again the forgotten truth of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 is revealed. Lost in the woodwork are many events, although in this case, it was just too devastating for people to not be aware of its existence. Around this very world people died by the town ful, not by the hands of a person but by the hands of a deadly flu. This is a detective story. Here was a mass murderer that was around 80 years ago and who's never been brou...
  • Influenza Virus
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    Influenza virus is something most people get at least once in their lifetime. It is commonly known as the flu. It contains single stranded RNA. It attacks both human and animals. It reproduces in a lytic cycle. It is inhaled and comes in contact with cells of the upper air passage. It penetrates the cells that line these passages and reproduce. New viruses are released from the infected cells and infect other cells along the respiratory tract. It could also be carried away in exhaled air and inf...
  • Antibody Response To The Active Flu Virus
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    For 3 decades, scientists have been experimenting with medications that stifle the influenza virus. Two drugs, amantadine and rimantadine, can impede the disease and limit symptoms. However, neither works against one of the two major strains of influenza, and both can be eluded by the evolving virus. In addition, amantadine causes some disagreeable side effects, including confusion and nightmares. A new antiviral zanamivir seems to ease or eliminate many symptoms of either flu strain if taken wi...
  • Live Chickens Form Hong Kong
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    Bird Flu Crisis in Hong Kong Introduction Do you know how many chickens do we consume every day Three thousand, five thousand or more We demand almost more than ten thousand chickens daily. What a big figure! We can see that chickens are very important to Chinese society. Chickens are always devoted to God and served in dinners to celebrate traditional festivals. Without chickens, it will cause inconvenience to Hong Kong people, especially during Lunar New Year. Unfortunately, Hong Kong people h...

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