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Flu

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7230.320 (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:320
  1. Christopher Martyn
  1. BMJ

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    Gina Kolata

    Macmillan, £12.99, pp 400

    ISBN 0 333 75105 1

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    If you think negative strand RNA viruses are giving us a bad time at the moment, read this book to recalibrate your perspective. It's about the influenza pandemic that gripped the world in 1918,killing more people in a few months than the armies of the first world war slaughtered on the battlefields of Flanders, northern France, and Gallipoli in four years. An estimated 25% of the world's population suffered a clinical …

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