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Influenza virus continues to both frighten and fascinate us with its capacity for change never was this more true than in the deadly pandemic of. Influenza was discovered not by a direct study of the disease in humans, but rather from studies on animal diseases in 1918, js koen, a veterinarian, observed. In 2003, an internet-based monitoring system of influenza-like illness (ili), the great influenza survey (gis), was initiated in belgium for the. This is the second post of a two-part article on the great influenza's impact on world war ii: the war ended with an armistice on the eleventh.
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