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Sensationalism v. science

For centuries it has silently stalked us, killing tens of millions of people and evading all the best efforts at a permanent cure. It is influenza, a potentially lethal bug whose unique ability to reinvent itself in deadlier forms has prompted researchers to dub it the "last great virus" facing humanity. CBC Archives explores the deadly history of influenza and looks at what's being done to avoid a new global pandemic.

Health experts argue that the concern over Avian influenza may be more hype than substance.
Medium: Radio
Program: The Current
Broadcast Date: Feb. 3, 2004
Guest(s): Earl Brown, Richard Schabas
Host: Anna Maria Tremonti
Duration: 10:17

Last updated: December 20, 2012

Page consulted on September 16, 2013

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