Sunday, April 26, 2009

Swine Flu --- Shades of 1976?

The last U.S. swine flu outbreak happened in 1976, when, coincidentally, the United States was in recession. The 1976 swine flu infected 500 soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey and one died.

Here's a Q&A with infectious disease specialist Edwin D. Kilbourne, 88, who was at the center of the 1976 outbreak. I thought it was interesting.

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