Influenza or the flu is thought of as a common but mild disease and yet it kills up to fifty thousand people in the United States a year.
In 1918 one third of the world’s population was infected with influenza: it's estimated that between fifty and one hundred million people died in that pandemic. While we have learned a lot since then, vital questions about the flu continue to confound even the leading experts.
Dr. Jeremy Brown is an emergcy room doctor and the author of Influenza: the Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History. Mindy Todd hosts this interview on The Point.
Dr. Brown will give a book talk on “Influenza” on Wednesday March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Museums on The Green in Falmouth.