As a virulent new strain of influenza spreads across the world on the wings of migratory birds, scientist look to the past in order to prevent a future global pandemic. The clues needed are locked in the long-dormant genes of history‘s worst killer- the 1918 Spanish Flu. After painstakingly reconstructing the virus responsible for 50 million deaths, scientists discover terrifying parallels between the Spanish Flu and the current H5N1 strain of bird-flu. This insightful programme follows the scientific breakthrough that has created a ‘picture' of the deadly virus- a picture that will prove to be the most vital weapon on the flu frontier.
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