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Secrets of the Dead IV

Grade Levels: 9 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
Length: 00:56:42
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Over the centuries, humans have endured many influenza pandemics. But no flu ever struck as fast, as hard, and with such lethal power as the 1918, or "Spanish Flu," which rivals the Black Death as the deadliest epidemic in history. In the United States, 675,000 people died, including over 40,000 G.I.s -- 40 percent of all of those who perished in World War I. Where did this particular flu strain come from and what made it so deadly? "Killer Flu" will show how 85 years later, virologists and epidemiologists are still hunting down the answers to those two critical questions.

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