The Flu Epidemic of 2009: A Disaster that is Certain to Recur

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The Flu Epidemic of 2009: A Disaster that is Certain to Recur
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The Flu Epidemic of 2009: A Disaster that is Certain to Recur
When most people think of what connotes the word “disaster” they most likely will conjure up images of natural occurrences such as tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes. They may also point to man-made travesties like the bombings in Oklahoma City or at the Twin Towers. Flu, the simple virus that attacks every season of every year, may not be on the radar as what constitutes a disaster, but the truth is, flu has killed more people than any other disease in the history of mankind. The flu pandemic of 1918 killed more people in one year than did the Black Plague in 4 years during...
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....."CDC Novel H1N1 Flu |CDC Estimates of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Cases (2010). Centers For Disease Control. Retrieved from
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