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FedFlix : We Heard the Bells - The Influenza of 1918

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Summary

  • In 1918 - 1919, the worst flu in recorded history killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. The U.S. death toll was 675,000 - five times the number of U.S. soldiers killed in World War I. Where did the 1918 flu come from? Why was it so lethal? What did we learn?

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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 27, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Contents

  • Worldwide Shock (0:59) -- Influenza (2:23) -- Bells Toll for the Dead (1:13) -- Symptoms & Complications (1:52) -- Memories of the Pandemic (1:20) -- What Causes Influenza? (4:50) -- American Workers FIX (1:45) -- Pandemic Flu (4:31) -- Devastated Village (2:10) -- High Hopes & Failure (5:46) -- Molecular Pathology & Discovery (2:34) -- Tissue Samples from Alaska (5:42) -- Sequencing Flu Virus DNA (3:52) -- Why Did People Die? (2:59) -- Responders and Volunteers to Flu Crisis (3:42) -- 1918 Influenza: Prevention Steps (2:27) -- Preparation for Pandemic (2:08) -- Prevention of Pandemics (5:12) -- Credits: FedFlix: We Heard the Bells - The Influenza of 1918 (0:57)
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