The Flu Race

The `Spanish Flu' of 1918 killed more than 20 million people.

In 1957 and 1958, millions more were afflicted as new strains of the virus spread worldwide.

John Waite examines science's fight to stay one step ahead of the next influenza pandemic by studying the outbreaks of the past.

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The `Spanish Flu' of 1918 killed more than 20 million people.

In 1957 and 1958, millions more were afflicted as new strains of the virus spread worldwide.

John Waite examines science's fight to stay one step ahead of the next influenza pandemic by studying the outbreaks of the past.