A Brief History of Influenza

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I am TRYING to write an eBook on influenza, which stubbornly refuses to be finished – as part of a sabbatical project, which finished in December 2010.  So, like my History of Virology, I am triall…

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

I will reprise this post, given a considerable recent spike in interest in it as the new H7N9 Shanghai bird flu starts.  Hopefully to fizzle out, but you never know….

Incidentally, I have an almost-finished iBook (for iPad) on influenza: the first five respondents to this post can trial it for free!

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3 Responses to “A Brief History of Influenza”

  1. David Horscroft Says:

    I’d love to give it a read!

  2. gsgs Says:

    old books were becoming available as ebooks in the recent years …
    so I read already some flu-history …
    what bothers me most : was there flu in England between 1870
    and 1888, (that gave immunity for 1918) ?

    • rybicki Says:

      That is an issue for speculation – and given what happened with H1N1pdm – that is, the elderly were NOT much at risk – it is quite likely. Because the curve should not have been W-shaped, and a LOT more elderly would normally have died, if there was no immunity in that group specifically.

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