Federation of American Scientists Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research Module 5.0: Antibiotic Resistance Case Study
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In the 1918 Influeza Pandemic web focus, Nature presents the latest research from the completed genomic sequence of the 1918 flu virus alongside archive papers that have examined the containment, transmission and virulence of the influenza viruses. The Nature web focus on Avian Flu is an earlier collection of research and resources. It has been followed up with the new Nature Reports Avian Flu webpage produced with support from principal sponsor GlaxoSmithKline and supporting sponsor Gilead. On it you can sign up to receive a monthly e-alert, check FAQ and timelines, and track the course of H5N1 outbreaks around the globe with the award-winning animated Google Earth Mashup.
Film and Website - The American Experience: 1918 Influenza. Produced and Directed by Robert Kenner, PBS Films (1998). Website at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/influenza/.
This 1998 film looks at the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic in the U.S. " In September of 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was identified as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the killer virus spread across the country, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed the streets and helpless city officials dug mass graves. It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000--until it disappeared as mysteriously as it had begun." The accompanying website provides a teachers guide, photos, maps,a timeline, additional resources, and even an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Taubenberger, who at the time was still working on sequencing the virus genome.

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