Flu: the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
1999.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 9.8 - AR Pts: 20
Lexile measure:
1160L
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The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease. In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic raged. Children were left orphaned and families were devastated. As many American soldiers were killed by the 1918 flu as were killed in battle during World War I. And no area of the globe was safe. Eskimos living in remote outposts in the frozen tundra were sickened and killed by the flu in such numbers that entire villages were wiped out. Scientists have recently rediscovered shards of the flu virus frozen in Alaska and preserved in scraps of tissue in a government warehouse. Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Delving into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, detailing the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease, Kolata addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and, most important, what can be done to prevent it.
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ISBN:
9780374157067
9780743203982
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9.8, 20 Points
Lexile measure:
1160L
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subject_facet Influenza -- History -- 20th century
title_display Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it
title_full Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it / Gina Kolata
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